New York Jets acted swiftly after wideout Robby Anderson decided to leave the franchise this offseason and join Carolina Panthers. The team agreed to a deal with journeyman wide receiver Breshad Perriman.
Perriman joins the Jets after he spent 2019 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and posted career highs all across the board. In 14 games (four starts), he caught 36 passed for 645 yards and six touchdowns.
The news was confirmed by Perriman’s agent Drew Rosenhaus, who told ESPN that his client signed a one-year deal worth $8 million. The contract includes $6 million in guarantees.
With Breshad Perriman, New York Jets will have a solid deep threat for their young quarterback Sam Darnold while managing to stay under the budget. Perriman, on the other hand, might be in for another breakthrough season as he now immediately becomes a No.1 option on the WR position.
Perriman entered the league in 2015 when Baltimore Ravens took him in the first round of the NFL draft. After missing his entire rookie year with a knee injury, he bounced back with a solid sophomore campaign but never managed to make a bigger impact.
Perriman, who also played with Cleveland Browns, has 95 career receptions for 1,561 yards and 11 TDs.