Earlier this week, stories staring appearing about how the Seahawks were looking to trade drop, bad route and OPI machine Jermaine Kearse. I applauded this move while assuming there was essentially no chance of it happening, because who wants an expensive replacement-level receiver? Fortunately, the Jets are really tanking:
Richardson was great for the Jets defense last year, logging snaps all across their defensive front, finishing the season with an 81.6 overall grade, which ranked 19th among all edge defenders. He was particularly good against the run, finishing with the league’s fifth-best run defense grade of 91.0 among the same group. His 11.5 percent run stop percentage was also fifth-best in that group.
Kearse finished last season ranked 111th out of 115 qualified receivers with his overall grade of 44.2. He was targeted 76 times, hauling in 41 receptions, with one touchdown but saw four interceptions on his targets. His 57.5 passer rating when targeted ranked 93rd out of 96 receivers.
[Monty Burns Voice] “I cordially accept.”
Around week 4 when Christian Hackenberg is throwing to Kearse as his #1 target, the Jets will definitely have one of the 32 best passing offenses in the NFL.