By extending the second-round tender, the Seahawks offered up a one-year deal worth $2.356MM, ensuring that if Kearse signed an offer sheet with another team and that sheet went unmatched, the Seahawks would receive a second-round pick as compensation.
Kearse, 25, caught just 38 balls for 537 yards and a touchdown for the Seahawks during the regular season last year, but hauled in a pair of TDs in the postseason. Most notably, after Russell Wilson‘s threw four interceptions trying to get him the ball in the NFC Championship game, Kearse hauled in his first reception of the day in overtime, in the end zone, to send Seattle to the Super Bowl.
The deadline to find a new offer came and went on April 24th, so Kearse didn’t have a ton of options when it came to his contract. Having just turned 25 in February, Kearse will have the opportunity for big money down the line if he can build off of his playoff success.