The Cleveland Browns may have a tough time attracting big ticket free agents to their team to participate in their extensive, ongoing and drawn out rebuilding process but their wide receiver sure loves the idea of staying with the organization.
Terrelle Pryor told Cleveland.com that he wants to stay with the Browns for the long-term.
“I know this is an important month,” Pryor said. “But I do love being with the Browns and like I said before, this thing isn’t about joining a different team because a different team’s good.
“That’s not what it’s about. I love the building process here. I started out in my career never coming in the front door. I’ve always got to go in the back.”
Cleveland.com reported that the Browns are planning to sit down and start contract negotiations with Pryor soon. Cleveland is expected to take a similarly aggressive approach with Pryor’s negotiations as they did when they signed Jamie Collins to a four-year, $50 million contract.
So how much should Pryor expect to get in his next contract? According to Sportrac, Pryor’s projected value/contract is around four years and roughly $36 million. Cleveland has plenty of cap space to work with and Pryor was one of their big playmakers last season, his first as a wide receiver.
The Browns will likely re-sign Pryor, who registered 77 receptions for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns last season, showing that they intend to keep their own players during this rebuild process.