This is an interesting move for Jacksonville, considering Blake Bortles‘ struggles.
Nassib is somewhat familiar with Jaguars HC Doug Marrone from their time together at Syracuse.
Nassib, 27, is a former fourth-round pick of the Giants back in 2013. He played out his rookie contract with New York before signing on with the Saints back in June.
Unfortunately, Nassib was released by the Saints coming out of the preseason.
In total, Nassib has appeared in five games and completed nine of 10 passing attempts for 128 yards and one touchdown.
Pryor, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $8.56 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,587,717 for the 2017 season.
The Jets declined to pick up Pryor’s fifth-year option this offseason and later traded him to the Browns in return for LB Demario Davis. Pryor was waived by the Browns a few weeks ago after he got into a fight with a teammate and he was later claimed by the Jaguars.
In 2016, Pryor appeared in 15 games for the Jets and recorded 62 tackles, no interceptions, a forced fumble and five pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 73 safety out of 89 qualifying players.