Jermaine Kearse’s time in Seattle may be coming to an end.
ESPN reporter Dianna Russini wrote on Wednesday that the Seahawks are looking to trade the veteran wide receiver, who is entering the second-year of a three-year, $13.5 million deal.
Sources say Seattle is trying to trade wideout Jermaine Kearse #Seahawks— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) August 30, 2017
Again, this is only a report, but the fact that this is even a story in the first place is surely good news for (among other fringe players) Kasen Williams, whose phenomenal first two preseason games really boosted his chances of making the 53-man roster. This could be a case of one former Washington Huskies receiver replacing another.
It’s been easy to beat up on Kearse, particularly after his struggles in 2016, but he’s also the man who caught the go-ahead touchdown in the 2014 NFC Championship Game against the 49ers, and then redeemed himself after a rotten day by catching the game-winning overtime touchdown in the 2015 NFC Championship vs. Green Bay. If we are looking at an impending departure, those big-time moments will never be forgotten.
Now we wait and see what happens next, and whether or not dealing Kearse is part of Seattle’s rumored plans to get themselves a defensive tackle. I’m just saying.