It is the year of the bounce-back and many were rooting hard for Detriot Lions’ wide receiver Jermaine Kearse.
But a leg break during a preseason game against the New England Patriots looks to have stunted this dream story.
He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Seattle Seahawks in 2012.
Kearse had the best time of his career at CenturyLink because let’s not forget he was a part of that SuperBowl winning team.
Traded to New York
In 2017, he was traded to the New York Jets for Sheldon Richardson to head to Seattle.
During his first season in New York, he hit 810 yards for 5 touchdowns – the following year 371 for 1.
The 29-year-old signed for the Lions on a one-year deal worth $1.35 million.
It was supposed to be the reignite to his spark we all saw in Seattle. Instead, we are wondering if it is career over.
Questions have been asked to why he was even on the field. He was rolled over during the Lions first play – season done.
Leaving the field on a cart with an air cast is never a good sign – he’s expected to miss the entire season.
The Lions ended up losing 31-3 – hardly close to warranting playing the veteran WR.
Praised by Lions
During training camp, the Lions called Kearse their top reserve WR – a pretty good endorsement.
Instead of shining in that role to get his career back on track, Kearse will spend 2019 in rehab after the brutal injury.
At 29-years-old and hundreds coming through the draft each year, it could be possible he could fall down the pecking order.
Let’s hope this isn’t the case. He has 255 receptions for 3,290 yards and 17 touchdowns in 99 career NFL games. He can certainly still do a job.
Devastated doesn’t quite cut it for the receiver or for his long-time fans and we await to see what the future holds for this talent and bright receiver.