Like many receviers before and after, Terrelle Pryor had some pointed comments before facing Josh Norman in an October matchup between the Redskins and Browns. Going into the Week 4 matchup, which was immediately following Norman's matchup against Odell Beckham, Pryor made clear he wasn't scared of the 'Skins $75 million corner.
"I'm 6-5, 230. I'm not worried about no corner talking about me. Period," Pryor told the Cleveland Plain Dealer at the time.
In the game, Pryor got the better of the two men in the first half, but Norman got the last laugh. The Washington cornerback made a key, late interception to seal the Redskins victory, and the ball was thrown in Pryor's direction.
Now, the two competitors will be on the same team, and that won't be any issue for Pryor.
"I'm very excited, you know, because at the end of the day, iron sharpens iron," the new Redskins wideout said Monday on a conference call.
"I'm not saying whether I'm on his level or I’m not saying anything like that. What I do know is that he's a competitor and I competed against him at a high level. He competed against me at a high level and he's a very competitive guy, a very fiery guy. The opportunity to compete with somebody that wants to be great, I mean, I'll take that every day."
With the departures of DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garçon, the Redskins will need a lot from Pryor this fall. Working against Norman in the offseason and training camp could help that development. Though he had more than 1,000 receiving yards in 2016, Pryor is still learning how to play wideout after being a QB most of his life.
"I'm very excited about that because I know he's going to help me and I can help him because I’m going to compete my butt off. I think at the end of the day that's what helps get your team better."
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