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WR Jermaine Kearse - New York Jets

6-1, 209Born: 2-6-1990College: WashingtonDrafted: ---

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17 at NE 49 0 0 0 7 5 59 0 0 5.9

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2017 Week 17 vs NE (7 / 5 / 59 / 0 rec)

After Anderson departed with a concussion, Kearse took over as the team's top receiver. Kearse made several tough grabs over the middle of the field, including a catch-and-run for 22 yards on a deep crossing route.

2017 Week 16 vs LAC (8 / 5 / 42 / 0 rec)

Anderson ran his normal route tree, which features short-to-intermediate crossing routes and was the defined first read on the majority of his routes. Anderson had a long catch-and-run of 16 yards on play action. Anderson sat down in Los Angeles' zone coverage and made a tough grab before taking a big hit.

2017 Week 15 vs NO (5 / 3 / 28 / 0 rec)

Kearse was the second option behind Anderson. Kearse worked the short areas of the field and did his damage on short crossing routes and screen passes. He had a long gain of 12 yards on a catch-and-run on a shallow crosser.

2017 Week 14 vs DEN (6 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)

Jermaine Kearse only caught one pass on a short crossing route.

2017 Week 13 vs KC (10 / 9 / 157 / 0 rec)

Jermaine Kearse had arguably the best individual performance of his career. In addition to setting a season-high in yardage, he had three highlight-worthy plays. In the first quarter, Kearse dusted Steven Nelson for a 44-yard gain on a wheel route. Robby Anderson ran a crossing route underneath, causing Kansas City's defenders to run into each other before Kearse made an easy downfield grab. In the fourth quarter, Kearse made two impressive plays. On a 3rd-and-4 play, Kearse ran an out-route and made a leaping one-handed grab to convert. Later in the quarter, McCown and Kearse had a long play of 51 yards on a catch-and-run. Kearse ran quick crossing route, ran through two arm tackles, and accelerated into the open field. Outside of the two big plays, Kearse was a fixture over the middle of the field.

2017 Week 12 vs CAR (11 / 7 / 105 / 1 rec)

While Robby Anderson posted a career-best game, Jermaine Kearse set a season-high with 105 receiving yards. Kearse had one first half grab, but came alive in the second half. Kearse scored a late fourth quarter touchdown on an option route. On the scoring play, Kearse broke the route to the front pylon and McCown delivered a strike for a 3-yard touchdown. Outside of the scoring play, McCown and Kearse hooked up for a 42-yard gain on a short catch and run to end the 3rd quarter. Kearse caught a shallow crosser, turned up-field, and raced into the open field.

2017 Week 10 vs TB (8 / 4 / 35 / 0 rec)

Jermaine Kearse made some tough grabs over the middle of the field, but also had some bad drops. He had a long grab of 14 yards on a deep drag route.

2017 Week 9 vs BUF (6 / 2 / 38 / 0 rec)

Due to game positive game flow, the passing attack had few opportunities. Kearse only had two grabs, but the grabs went for 20 yards and 18 yards, respectively. Working against Buffalo's zone, Kearse ran in-breaking routes and showed some run-after-the-catch ability.

2017 Week 8 vs ATL (5 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)

Non-existent. Robby Anderson shined while Kearse was non-existent. Kearse's routes didn't have a lot of juice and has wasn't able to create any separation against Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant. He had a 7-yard grab on a shallow crossing route, but otherwise, was a non-factor.

2017 Week 7 vs MIA (4 / 1 / 29 / 1 rec)

Jermaine Kearse scored the first touchdown by roasting rookie cornerback, Cordrea Tankersley, on a deep sideline route. Kearse ran by Tankersleyˇand McCown did a nice job placing the ball into the outstretched hands of Kearse.

2017 Week 6 vs NE (4 / 4 / 79 / 0 rec)

For the second straight week, Kearse registered a strong performance. In the second quarter, Kearse and McCown converted a 3rd-and-5 play for 16 yards on a sideline route. On the next play, McCown hit Kerley for his second touchdown pass, staking New York to an early 14-0 lead. In the fourth quarter, McCown hit Kearse twice in a row, the first time for 44 yards on a deep sideline route, and the second time for 10 yards on a shallow crossing route.

2017 Week 5 vs CLE (4 / 4 / 38 / 1 rec)

Jermaine Kearse bounced back with a solid performance after last week's tough match-up against Jalen Ramsey. He secured all four of his targets, which include a 24-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. McCown faked a wide receiver screen to Robby Anderson and hit an uncovered Kearse for the score. Credit McCown for selling the play-fake to give Kearse an opportunity to score.

2017 Week 4 vs JAX (7 / 4 / 17 / 0 rec)

Jermaine Kearse saw a heavy dose of Jalen Ramsey. Ramsey was very physical with Kearse throughout the game, limiting him to short gains.

2017 Week 3 vs MIA (3 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)

For the first time this season, Kearse did not lead the team in receiving, but made a few big grabs. In the first quarter, Kearse turned a dump-off pass into an 18-yard gain that put New York into field goal range. New York converted the field goal to take a 3-0 lead. Outside of this grab, Kearse worked the intermediate for short gains.

2017 Week 2 vs OAK (5 / 4 / 64 / 2 rec)

For the second straight week, Jermaine Kearse was the leading receiver. In fact, Kearse scored both of New York's touchdowns. In the second quarter, McCown hit Kearse on deep sideline route for a 33-yard touchdown. Matched up against the bigger David Amerson, Kearse used his quickness to beat him off the line. As the ball came down, Kearse slightly pushed off before hauling down the touchdown, but no penalty was called. In the fourth quarter, Kearse and McCown hooked up again, beating Amerson (again) on a post-route. Kearse did a nice job beating press at the line of scrimmage, fought for inside position, and hauled in the score.

2017 Week 1 vs BUF (9 / 7 / 59 / 0 rec)

Newly acquired Jermaine Kearse was the leading receiver for New York. Kearse operated out of the slot and split out wide, but primarily drew McCown's eye when operating out of the slot. Kearse had a knack for finding the soft spot in Buffalo's zone coverage, converting easy catches, but not offering much after the catch.


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