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Breshad Perriman says his 2019 finish was a ‘sneak peek’

The Jets new wide receiver feels confident that he can continue his strong play to end the 2019 season in New York.

Breshad Perriman #19 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers catches a touchdown pass against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half at Raymond James Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

After being drafted in the first round by the Baltimore Ravens in 2015, Breshad Perriman didn’t make his debut in the NFL until a season later due to a PCL strain he suffered on the first day of training camp. Unfortunately, that was a sign of things to come, as Perriman had trouble with injuries and lack of production when healthy. He moved on from Baltimore three years later, landing with the Browns in 2018 and then last season with the Buccaneers, where things finally came together in the last month of the season.

With Mike Evans and then Chris Godwin getting injured late in the season, Perriman was asked to step up and he did, catching 25-of-37 targets for 506 yards and five touchdowns in the last five games. He looked great in this stretch, hauling in tough receptions and using his speed to get open deep.

That stretch landed him a one-year prove it deal with the Jets, who let Robby Anderson go in free agency. With Anderson gone, Perriman and Jamison Crowder will be the top dogs in New York, giving Perriman a full season to show ho far he’s come. In a recent interview with Daryl Slater of NJ.com, Perriman said about his strong finish, “I think that was just a sneak peek of what’s to come for this season — and many other seasons past this season. That was just a tiny glimpse, and I’m looking forward to building from that little run.”

For fantasy football, Perriman didn’t land in a great offense but he will get his chances with a young Sam Darnold and as long as he can stay healthy, should continue to show those glimpses from last season. The question is, how consistent can he be in the Jets offense? Until proven otherwise, he should probably be considered an inconsistent fantasy player, but with upside for more.