The season didn’t start as Jermaine Kearse expected — and won’t end the way he’s accustomed to. With two games remaining in his first season with the Jets, the veteran wide receiver, best known for his performances on the sport’s biggest stage, is on a team that won’t reach the playoffs for the first time in his career. In his first five seasons, all with the Seahawks, Kearse played in 12 playoff games and recorded six touchdown catches. One came when he broke four tackles to score in the Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII win over the Broncos. An even more memorable one came one year later, with one of the title game’s greatest catches ever, when he hauled in a deep pass while on his back, after the ball bounced multiple times off his legs and hands, to put Seattle less than five yards from winning back-to-back championships. Since being traded less than two weeks before the start of the season, Kearse long ago moved on from the only team he’s ever known. The strange feeling of ending a season before the New Year has been harder to shake.
Jermaine Kearse refuses to get comfortable missing playoffs
New York Post | Dec 23