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The steady rise of Jeremy Kerley and Josh McCown

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 15: Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley #14 of the New York Jets runs in a 31-yard touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second quarter of their game at MetLife Stadium on October 15, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 15: Wide receiver Jeremy Kerley #14 of the New York Jets runs in a 31-yard touchdown against the New England Patriots during the second quarter of their game at MetLife Stadium on October 15, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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When it comes to consistency on offense for the New York Jets, the duo of wide receiver Jeremy Kerley and quarterback Josh McCown will continue to be one of the brighter spots of 2017.

The New York Jets had a void to fill with their wide receiver corps this offseason after purging their roster and knew that heading into the regular season, they needed to bolster it by adding a bit more talent. Enter wide receiver Jeremy Kerley who immediately upon his return to the Jets, was one of the most consistent receivers on offense.

So far this season, Kerley and quarterback Josh McCown have been almost perfect. The two have connected on 19 out of their 20 passes and well, it’s easy to see what led to them being able to get into sync rather quickly.

It’s all about chemistry and the fact that both players are smart when it comes to situational football. Yeah, Kerley’s numbers so far this season haven’t exactly been ground-breaking but at the end of the day, he’s done his part to put the Jets at 3-3 heading into Week 7.

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Courtesy of the Media Relations Department of the Jets, even head coach Todd Bowles knows that something special is brewing between Kerley and McCown. Here is what Bowles said about the tandem and what led to their quick chemistry:

On catching almost everything thrown his way tells him about Kerley…

Nothing, they just have a lot of chemistry. Kerley always could catch the ball. He has a great attention to detail in the football game, and him and Josh have developed a great chemistry

On how Kerley and McCown developed chemistry so quickly…

Just practice. It’s a work in progress. It’s practice, and they seem to be hooking up all the time. The way the coverages read out for Josh, he happens to find him.

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Kerley is coming off the best game of the season so far. Despite losing to the New England Patriots in Week 6, Kerley totaled 61 receiving yards, two receptions, and scored a touchdown. As the Jets prepare for the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, keep an eye on McCown to Kerley as the two will undoubtedly continue their steady rise, one reception at a time.

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