Veteran wideout Jermaine Kearse announced his retirement from professional football. Kearse, who played in NFL for eight seasons, revealed his decision on Tuesday via social media.
Kearse last played with Detroit Lions in 2019, making an appearance in the preseason opener. He broke his leg in that game and spent the regular season on the injured reserve.
“After eight years playing in the NFL, I’m leaving the game feeling extremely grateful and content with what I was able to accomplish out there on the field not only for myself but my family as well,” Kearse wrote on Instagram.
Jermaine Kearse entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2012, signing with Seattle Seahawks. Kearse spent five years in Seattle, during which he was the team’s starting wideout for most of the time while helping the franchise to a Super Bowl XLVIII win.
Kearse left Seattle in 2017, being traded to New York Jets as part of the deal that brought Seahawks defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson. He played 30 games for the Jets in the span of two years before leaving the franchise in free agency.
Overall, Kearse played 99 games in the league (74 starts) and has 255 receptions for 3,290 yards and 17 touchdowns to show for.