In 2016, Terrelle Pryor had a breakout season after he went from a role player with the Cleveland Browns to become their top wide receiver by the end of the season. As a matter of fact, 2016 was the first season of Pryor's career that he had more than one receptions, as he started his career as a quarterback. After catching 77 balls for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns with Cleveland last season, he picked up a nice $6 million contract to join the Washington Redskins.

Terrelle Pryor's 2017 season so far

In the first six games of the 2017 NFL season, Terrelle Pryor has only 18 receptions for 233 yards and one touchdown.

That averages out to be three receptions and 38 yards a game, a huge dropoff in production despite playing for a much better team in the Washington Redskins. His best game only saw him pull in three receptions for 70 yards and he has three games with fewer than 30 yards receiving.

Things went downhill fast in the Washington Redskins loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last week. Pryor caught only two balls for 14 yards, his worst game of the season. The Redskins actually benched Terrelle after he played only one snap in the first quarter and he ended up returning but struggled the rest of the game.

Pryor takes the blame for his struggles

One of the complaints about Terrelle Pryor in the past was that he was a Diva and cared more about his own stats than his team.

However, when looking at his struggles with the Washington Redskins, Pryor took full blame for his struggles. According to Pryor, he is used to getting the ball thrown to him early and often but that won't happen on a team like the Redskins, where they have multiple options in the passing and running game.

Interestingly, despite getting the targets he feels he deserves, Kirk Cousins has targeted Terrelle Pryor 33 times, a high for all Washington Redskins receivers and second highest behind only tight end Jordan Reed.

That is a 54 percent reception percentage. Comparatively, running back Chris Thompson has been targeted two fewer times that Pryor and has five more receptions, 133 more yards, and two more receiving touchdowns.

Pryor acknowledges the real problem

The old Terrelle Pryor would have blamed coaches, his quarterback, or his coordinator for his lack of production.

Instead, Pryor said that the blame is due to his own view of himself. Terrelle said that he has put a lot of stress on himself to force the issue and it has caused him to lose focus in games.

At the end of the day, Terrelle Pryor said that he knows he can play ferocious and intends to get back his focus and start making a difference with the Washington Redskins this week.