Seahawks GM explains why they traded for Terrelle Pryor

Seahawks general manager John Schneider told Bruce Murray and Rich Gannon on SiriusXM NFL Radio why they traded for Terrelle Pryor.

We’re always trying to improve competition at every position and we saw this as an opportunity to do that,” Schneider said , via ProFootballTalk.com. “Rare athlete, size and speed. . . .  We’re just excited about his upside and the type of athlete that he is. We knew that if he was released [by Oakland] there was no way we were going to have an opportunity to claim him.”

Schneider continued.

“We haven’t had those conversations,” Schneider said. “But if there was ever an athlete that would be able to play a slash role, if you will, it would be this kind of player. That may a little bit fantasy football at this time of the year. He’s a quarterback. He’s been a quarterback, but no we haven’t gotten into that. This guy is a very talented athlete and we can’t wait to put our hands on him and have our staff spend some time with him.”

It sounds like Seattle is looking to develop Pryor and hope that they’ll be able to trade him later while he possibly backs up Russell Wilson.