While it seems challenging to pry free agent and Washington native Jermaine Kearse away from the Seattle Seahawks this offseason, the Atlanta Falcons are one of the teams that could potentially land the four-year NFL veteran wideout.
Kearse has been the No. 2 wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks the last three or so years behind emerging receiving star Doug Baldwin. In 2015, Kearse set career highs with 49 catches for 685 yards and five touchdowns in Darrell Bevell’s Seattle offense in the Pacific Northwest.
While Kearse would probably love to stay with the Seahawks, general manager John Schneider will have many tough decisions to make over the next few offseasons, as many of his late round and undrafted players like Jermaine Kearse have played well enough to command more than Seattle would like to pay them as they enter free agency.
Since Kearse is familiar with Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn from their time together in Seattle from 2012 to 14, that might make the Falcons a viable candidate to acquire Kearse’s services this offseason. Atlanta needs help with their secondary and tertiary receivers entering 2016. Kearse could certainly provide the Falcons with much-needed lift in that department should he sign with Atlanta.
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