Seattle Seahawks Agree To Three-Year, $13.5M Deal With Jermaine Kearse

Seattle Seahawks Agree To Three-Year, $13.5M Deal With Jermaine Kearse
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Jermaine Kearse is set to re-sign with the Seattle Seahawks. The wide receiver will be signing a deal worth $13.5 million over three years.


Kearse posted career high numbers in the last season when he recorded 49 catches for 685 yards and five touchdowns. In his career, he has posted 112 catches for 1,599 yards and 10 touchdowns, as reported by the Real GM. The Seahawks opted to re-sign Kearse as he has played in the big games and has been a reliable, unselfish team-mate.

Kearse, Doug Baldwin and Tyler Lockett, the top three pass catchers of the past season have agreed to return to the Seattle Seahawks. Russell Wilson will get plenty of support from pass-catchers in the roster.

Kearse wasn’t initially willing to return to the Seahawks and instead he wanted to test the free agency. But he didn’t find a better deal and decided to return at Seattle.

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Wilson led the NFL in pass ratings (110.1) in 2015, and the Seahawks were the second best in passing efficacy in the last edition of the NFL, according to the ESPN. Wilson, in combination with Kearse, achieved 72.1 percent of his passes, averaged 10.07 yards per attempt and threw five touchdowns against one interception, equating to a rating of 122.5, according to ESPN Stat and Information. Seattle would be able to maintain continuity of their passing game in 2016 and it may evolve to something special.

The Seahawks prime offseason goal was to keep their roster intact as much as possible, as revealed by Pete Carroll at the end of the season. Carroll believes they have built a new culture and this roster is capable of winning another Super Bowl. The Seahawks have managed to return their quarter back, three best receivers, and offensive coordinator of the last season, despite turnovers happening around the NFL.

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