It didn’t take long for Joe Douglas to act after losing Robby Anderson.
The Jets came to terms with former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman on Tuesday. The one-year, $8 million deal with $6 million in guaranteed money came together hours after Anderson signed with the Carolina Panthers.
A former first-round pick of the Baltimore Ravens’ in 2015, Perriman bounced around the league before finding a home in Tampa Bay last season. His strong second half of the year was enough for Douglas and New York to feel confident in inking Perriman to replace Anderson.
So, what should Jets fans know about their newest free agent acquisition? Let’s get familiar with Perriman and what he brings to the table.
Targets were hard to come by for Perriman in Tampa Bay last season. With Jameis Winston looking at Mike Evans and Chris Godwin more often than not, as well as O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate factoring into Bruce Arians’ passing attack, Perriman signed with the Buccaneers knowing it would be tough for him to carve out a stake in the offense.
That did not prevent him from achieving that feat, though.
Despite being targeted only 56 percent of the time, Perriman registered career-highs in receptions (36), receiving yards (645) and touchdowns (6). He ended the season on a tear, catching 25 passes for 506 yards in Tampa Bay’s final five games.
Say what you want about Perriman’s lack of production in the first half of the season, but that’s one heck of a way to leave your stamp on an offense.