Carroll: Pryor can throw 'whole Seahawks passing game'

Carroll: Pryor can throw 'whole Seahawks passing game'
August 19, 2014, 9:15 am
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He’s a terrific downfield thrower, he’s got a big arm. He’s made a lot of big plays for us against the ones, and done a lot of good stuff so we feel very confident he can throw the whole passing game.
Pete Carroll on Terrelle Pryor

RENTON, Wash. -- With one designed rollout and sprint to the end zone, Terrelle Pryor showed why the Seattle Seahawks sacrificed a late-round draft pick to add another quarterback.

Pryor's 44-yard touchdown run last Friday against San Diego showed off all his athleticism. He didn't just run away from defensive linemen and linebackers, but left defensive backs playing chase.

It was a moment that commanded attention and reminded people how unique Pryor is as a quarterback.

But according to Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, Pryor isn't just a running threat.

"I like the way he throws the ball,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said after Monday's practice. “He’s been great in practice.

"He hasn’t had as much opportunity yet [in games] as we’d like to see. The games have just gone in a manner that he hasn’t had to [throw the ball]. But he throws the ball really well.

"He’s a terrific downfield thrower, he’s got a big arm. He’s made a lot of big plays for us against the ones, and done a lot of good stuff so we feel very confident he can throw the whole passing game."

But there is nothing guaranteed for Pryor in Seattle.