Jets To Sign WR Breshad Perriman

The Jets have found their replacement for Robby Anderson. After watching Anderson agree to terms with the Panthers earlier today, New York will sign Breshad Perriman to a one-year, $6MM deal, as ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports (Twitter link).

Perriman’s contract can reach up to $8MM with incentives, which is quite a nice payday for a player who not long ago was classified as a first-round bust. The Ravens selected him with the No. 26 overall pick of the 2015 draft, but he was cut prior to the 2018 season after three years of injuries and inconsistent play.

He hooked on with the Browns shortly thereafter and played well enough to earn another contract from Cleveland last offseason. But the Browns allowed him to back out of the deal after they acquired Odell Beckham Jr., and he ultimately signed with the Bucs. Through 12 weeks in Tampa, it again looked like he was going to wash out of the league, but in the wake of injuries to star wideouts Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, he exploded.

From Weeks 15 to 17, the big-play threat caught 17 passes for 349 yards and four TDs and made himself an attractive free agent target. Though he doesn’t have the track record of Anderson, Perriman offers the same field-stretching skill-set. And as most of the remaining starting-caliber wide receivers came off the market today, it appears as if Perriman will have plenty of opportunities with the Jets, even if the team picks up a wideout or two in the draft.

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12 comments on “Jets To Sign WR Breshad Perriman

  1. dynamite drop in monty

    Chris Ballard just sitting by his rotary phone like la de do de da

  2. jdrushton

    Thought the Eagles would get Anderson or Perriman. They should have been able to meet the Jets offer.

      • jdrushton

        We don’t know how healthy DJax is. Plus if they’re looking to cut/trade Jeffery before the season starts, we’ll need another receiver besides the one that we get in the draft.

      • king beas

        Anderson has been a wr1 for 3 years and can’t find the 1000 yard mark. Perriman was the Bucs wr1 for 4 games and had near 500 yards

        • Begamin

          Anderson also has to deal with the Jets oline not giving Darnold a second to throw and Adam Gase writing up the worst plays imaginable

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