Report: Jets Signing Former Tampa Receiver Breshad Perriman

The Move Comes After Robby Anderson Left For Carolina

Alex Greenberg
March 24, 2020 - 7:49 pm

Joe Douglas lost Robby Anderson, but he’s apparently already found one player who may be able to help fill the void.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jets are signing Breshad Perriman on a one-year deal worth up to $8 million. The wide receiver is coming off a relatively productive season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers where he scored six touchdowns in 14 games.

The Jets would be Perriman’s fifth team in just six years in the NFL. He was initially drafted by the Ravens out of the University of Central Florida back in 2015, and then more recently spent time with the Redskins, Browns and Bucs. He’s only 26-years-old and addresses a real need after the departure of Anderson.

Breshad Perriman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers catches a touchdown pass against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half at Raymond James Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Tampa, Florida.
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Anderson had his ups and downs in New York, but he seemed to be establishing a better rapport with Sam Darnold as the 2019 season went on, but the two sides couldn’t reach a deal in free agency. Instead, Anderson signed a two-year deal with the Panthers to play for his old college coach Matt Rhule.

It seems likely that Douglas and company will still want to acquire more weapons for Darnold on offense. That can be done in free agency, or it can be done in the NFL draft. To this point, Douglas has primarily been focusing on patching up the Jets' offensive line.

The Jets lost their top wide receiver, and he likely won’t be easy to replace. Still, Perriman’s addition would give Adam Gase’s team a bit more depth at the position, and a one-year deal is a relatively team-friendly contract.

Perriman should add quite a bit of speed to the offense. He's known for his incredible pace, which makes him a serious threat running down the sidelines.