Boca Raton – Former Jets receiver Jeremy Kerley is joining the Detroit Lions. The announcement was made by ESPN’s Adam Caplan.
Kerley entered the league as fifth round pick of the Jets in the 2011 draft. Over this five years in green, he hauled in 182 passes, and returned 134 punts.
A skillful slot receiver, Kerley’s playing time was quite limited last season due to the emergence of Quincy Enunwa. The blocking of Enunwa in the slot was a boon to the Jets’ rushing attack.
Kerley had some quality performances during his Jets career, but was certainly held back, to a degree, by the Jets’ inconsistent QB play over the first four years of his career. When you are the third option in a passing game, and quarterbacks aren’t great at going through their progressions, you aren’t going to get the football that much.
Kerley, a class act, should be a solid addition to the Lions.
But the Jets should be okay without him.
Their passing attack was terrific last year with Kerley not playing much.
And they should be able to find a punt returner who is as good, or better, than Kerley.
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