Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Oct 2010

Jets' Pryce Pursues Quarterbacks and a Hollywood Career

This New York Times profile piece isn't interesting because Trevor Pryce wants to work in films. Lots of players want to become actors after their careers end. This piece is interesting because Pryce actually wants to be a screenwriter, not an actor -- and he's already sold a movie idea to Sony and a TV series concept to Disney.

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 24 Oct 2010

8 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2010, 9:13am by JimZipCode


by Danish Denver-Fan :: Mon, 10/25/2010 - 10:00am

I find it pretty impressive that he can find the time to do both. It must be pretty demanding to be an professional athlete.

by Dean :: Mon, 10/25/2010 - 11:38am

I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not.

by Boston Dan :: Mon, 10/25/2010 - 11:29am

"He searched online, learned how to write a treatment, or a short outline of the film, and pitched the idea..."

Total DIY film student. I love it. How many people are paying Emerson and NYU 30-40k annum to learn this stuff?

by tuluse :: Mon, 10/25/2010 - 4:20pm

Isn't it an accepted fact that film school is a waste of money?

Edit: except possible for the contacts you can make.

by Dave0 :: Mon, 10/25/2010 - 1:23pm

Am I the only one who can't differentiate qualitatively between the descriptions of his good ideas and his horrible ideas as they're stated in the article?

by Dunbar :: Mon, 10/25/2010 - 4:17pm

No, I couldn't either. The Hell, Michigan idea was the best one, and that was one of the "bad" ideas (not saying it was great or anything, but it was okay). And it's hard to tell with the crime drama set in the South--just not enough information to make even a snap judgment.

At any rate, Pryce seems like an interesting guy. I always like these "Hey, here's a pro athlete who's not a meathead" stories.

by Kibbles :: Tue, 10/26/2010 - 1:26am

Pryce is definitely an interesting guy. Not only did he have a recording studio in his Denver home, he actually started his own independent record label and scouted, signed, and promoted acts. I think the most interesting part is that he's not doing it because he wants more attention (like when Ron Artest requested time off of basketball so he could make a rap album). He'd had his recording studio for 5 or 6 years before the Denver media cottoned on to the fact that he had this whole double life. It seems to me that Pryce is the kind of person who just loves being the guy behind the guy. Very unassuming.

Here's another article about him from a couple years back. Pretty much the same stuff as this article- it seems every time he joins a new team the local media does some cursory research on him, discovers an old article about how interesting he is, and then just repackages it to a new audience.


by JimZipCode :: Fri, 10/29/2010 - 9:13am

Another interesting tidbit about Pryce is that, for a few years at least, to keep in shape in the offseason, he didn't really participate in the team's program. Instead, he played indoor soccer in a Denver coed league.


His younger sister is a member of the US national team.