A familiar face could be back at the top of the Jets’ wide receiver depth chart in 2021, as New York is interested in re-signing Breshad Perriman, according to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler.
Perriman signed with the Jets in free agency last offseason and endured an injury-riddled 2020 season. The 27-year-old was productive when healthy, though, catching 30 passes for 505 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games. Per Fowler, there is mutual interest in a reunion between the two sides.
A former first-round pick of the Ravens’ in 2016, Perriman has caught 125 passes for 2,066 yards and 14 touchdowns. His most productive season to date came in his lone year with the Buccaneers in 2019, when he caught 36 passes for 645 yards and six touchdowns. The majority of Perriman’s production in Tampa Bay was in the second half of the season, as he hauled in 25 passes for 506 yards and five touchdowns in the Buccaneers’ final five games.
Re-signing Perriman likely wouldn’t put the Jets out of contention to sign a top wide receiver in free agency. Given his up-and-down first season with New York, Perriman can be brought back on a relatively cheap contract, bolstering the Jets’ wide receiver depth chart while also allowing Joe Douglas to remain in the hunt for a true No. 1 wide receiver. Potential targets include JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kenny Golladay and Will Fuller V, among others.