We’ve already mentioned Michael Crabtree earlier if the Detroit Lions feel that there isn’t any tread left on the tires maybe they should consider Jermaine Kearse who is three years younger.
The Detroit Lions really need to address their wide-out depth with another established pass-catcher. Jermaine Kearse enjoyed five seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, three of which he played as a regular. He performed well enough to receive a deal to become a top-two receiver with the New York Jets.
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Although he posted a career high’s in targets, receptions, yards two years ago with the Josh McCown led Jets, the numbers were all comparable to a mid-range WR-two. The Jets were expecting Kearse to be a high-end second option behind Robby Anderson.
Kearse played under Detroit Lions newly appointed OC Darrell Bevell in Seattle. He is already familiar with the offensive schemes, routes, terminology. Kearse known for making downfield circus-type catches could be a viable third/fourth option for the Detroit Lions.
Recently the Seattle Seahawks released veteran receiver Doug Baldwin who was unable to pass a team physical. Baldwin then retired, as he was tweeting out thanks he mentioned now Lions OC. It became apparent he’s got a tremendous amount of respect for Bevell. While Jermaine Kearse remains unsigned, he recently expressed that he would love to re-join his former team in Seattle. After reading Baldwin’s comments about Bevell, there is a good chance Kearse would listen to an offer from the Lions–something for Bob Quinn to consider.
Over the course of seven NFL seasons, Kearse has recorded 255 catches totaling 3290 yards with 17 touchdowns. He catches 57% of his targets.