Five-year NFL veteran wide receiver Breshad Perriman signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the Detroit Lions. Perriman, a former first-round pick, spent the 2020 season with the 2-14 New York Jets. Ian Rapoport first reported news of the contract.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 18, 2021
Breshad Perriman, Detroit Lions, Agree to Contract
Perriman is coming off of a relatively underwhelming season with the disappointing New York Jets. After a hot finish to 2019, New York signed Perriman in hopes of providing Sam Darnold with a reliable outside target. Battling injury throughout the year, Perriman finished his season with 30 receptions for 505 yards and three touchdowns while playing in 12 games.
Perriman initially entered the league as a first-round pick out of Central Florida. Selected by the Baltimore Ravens, Perriman began his career as the third receiver in Baltimore’s passing attack. At the end of his first season, the rookie recorded 33 receptions for 499 yards and three touchdowns while playing in all 16 games.
Unfortunately, Perriman wasn’t able to take the proverbial second-year leap in 2017. Appearing in 11 games, Perriman finished his second season with just 10 receptions for 77 yards and no touchdowns. This obviously isn’t what Baltimore wanted, and they cut bait with the Central Florida product after just one season. Perriman landed on his feet, however, as he spent the final 10 games of the 2018 regular season with the Cleveland Browns. During his time in Cleveland, Perriman recorded 16 receptions for 340 yards and two touchdowns.
Perriman signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prior to the start of the 2019 season. Originally buried on the depth chart behind Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, Perriman had a chance to shine late in the year when both players went down to injury. Over the final five games of the season, Perriman recorded 25 receptions for 506 yards and five touchdowns. When extrapolated to a full 16-game season, Perriman would’ve recorded 80 receptions for 1,619 yards and 16 touchdowns.
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