After coming off of a career year with the Kansas City Chiefs, Kevin Pierre-Louis will look to continue an upward trend with the New York Jets. Here’s his full profile heading into training camp.
Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis was signed by the New York Jets a few days into free agency during the 2018 offseason. He signed a two-year deal worth $5.25 million and $2.5 million guaranteed. The Jets brass must like what they see, considering the guaranteed money.
Pierre-Louis is an athletic, plug-in linebacker who has spent his career providing depth. Over the years, he only managed to start one game. He has posted a career number of 67 tackles over his first four years. He has been a factor on special teams as well, perhaps being the primary reason the Jets decided to sign him.
2017 SEASON REVIEW
Pierre-Louis had his best season yet in 2017. He joined the Kansas City Chiefs, where he had much more of an opportunity. He played 14 games, earning a total of 272 snaps. Over those snaps, he posted 41 tackles and two passes defended. Although still quiet, Pierre-Louis was a key depth piece for the Chiefs last season.
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2018 SEASON OUTLOOK
Barring any injuries, Pierre-Louis may have a hard time getting on the field with Gang Green. With newly signed Avery Williamson and the new defensive leader Darron Lee manning the middle, Pierre-Louis may only find snaps as a special teamer.
Pierre-Louis’ strength is athleticism. Primarily the reason he is an above average special teams player is due to his incredible speed and size. If he utilizes his abilities, he may find snaps somewhere among the defensive rotation.
TRAINING CAMP PREDICTION
Pierre-Louis has actually been playing extraordinary thus far in organized team activities and mandatory minicamp. If he continues to impress, who knows what happens come Week 1 in Detroit. Considering his guaranteed money, he should have a safe spot on the final 53-man roster. At the very bare minimum, expect him to last deep into preseason.