Unsung Hero of the First Half: WR Jeremy Kerley

Oct 28, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) runs with the ball against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Dolphins won 30-9. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

It has been an interesting first half for the Jets, to say the least. Especially when you talk about the offense, there is a lot to talk about. There have been injuries, as well as vast underperformance, we have been over all of that. But through it all, there has been an unsung hero, and that is Jeremy Kerley. For all of Mark Sanchez’s faults, he has begun to bring out the best in Jeremy Kerley, and he is putting up the numbers to show it.

Especially lately, Kerley has proven his worth to the Jets, recording 5 catches for 94 yards against the Texans, and 7 catches for 120 yards against the Patriots. He is establishing himself as a go-to target for Mark Sanchez. If you project Kerley’s stats to date over 16 games, here is what you get: 60 receptions, 956 yards, and 4 TDs. These are the stats of a guy that is an important weapon on offense.

If you sift through the negativity on the Jets offense, you can find a pearl. That pearl, has been Jeremy Kerley. Look forward to him keeping it up in the second half.

Topics: Jeremy Kerley, New York Jets

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