Jermaine Kearse could be a perfect piece to add depth for the Bucs to bring to Tampa Bay. He is a veteran receiver that has made big plays in his career, including for the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks during their run of dominance in the NFC.
In his first season with the Jets, Kearse tallied up 810 yards receiving on 65 catches and five scores. He followed 2017 up with a disappointing 371 yards and one score on just 37 catches. Througout his seven year career, Kearse has tallied 255 catches, nearly 3,300 yards receiving, and 17 total touchdowns.
Coming off arguably his worst season of his career, Kearse could be looking for a team that already has an offensive identity, rather than a team seeking theirs with a rookie quarterback. While Kearse is not a burner nor a big bodied receiver, he remains a reliable option that could step in behind Evans and Godwin and provide some depth at the wide receiver position for the Buccaneers.
Entering 2019 at only the age of 29, Kearse is out to prove that he still has gas left in the tank, and given his 2018 numbers he could be looking for a short-term contract to prove he still has worth in the NFL. The Buccaneers could be a potential suitor for the services of Kearse for at least 2019.