Rich Cimini of ESPN, citing a league source, reports that the Jets may attempt to trade S Calvin Pryor during the offseason to recoup a draft for him instead of losing him for nothing the following year.
The Jets will have to decide whether to pick up Pryor’s fifth-year option during the offseason, which would cost them around $5.7 million or so for the 2018 season. However, this figure is guaranteed for injury only.
Even so, Cimini believes the Jets may decline to pick up Pryor’s option, considering that he hasn’t worked out well in Todd Bowles‘ defensive system.
Pryor, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2014. He’s currently in the third year of his four-year, $8.56 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $1,198,478 and $1,587,717 over the remainder of the contract.
In 2016, Pryor has appeared in 13 games for the Jets and recorded 54 tackles, a forced fumble, no interceptions and four pass defenses.
We’ll have more regarding Pryor and his future with the Jets as the news is available.