Wednesday is the deadline for teams to pick up the fifth year option on their first round picks from the 2014 Draft. It should come as no surprise, but the Jets are not going to pick up safety Calvin Pryor’s option.
The #Jets are not going to pick up S Calvin Pryor's fifth-year option, source said. Stays under contract thru 2017.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 2, 2017
It became plainly obvious what the Jets think of Pryor when they picked safeties in the first two rounds of the weekend’s NFL Draft.
Even before then, the writing seemed to be on the wall. The Jets were noncommittal when they were asked about picking up Pryor’s option.
The option is pretty low risk. None of the money is guaranteed until the player’s fifth league year begins so the team has almost a year to back out at no cost. The only way the option can become guaranteed is if the player suffers a catastrophic injury.
Teams only refuse to pick up the option if they have little confidence in the player, and that is evidently the case with the Jets and Pryor.