Per the Athletic’s Matt Barrows, the 49er’s have shown some interest in former Jets WR Jermaine Kearse:
The wide receiver market is starting to percolate. #49ers have been showing some interest in Jets' Jermaine Kearse, dunno how serious.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) March 12, 2019
The seriousness of this is still up in the air.
What it does tell us is that the team is looking at some veteran names that are on the wide receiver market. Maybe not the wide receiver we all want, but a name either way. Kearse finished in the 80’s per Football Outsiders DVOA/DYAR metrics for wide receivers. PFF graded Kearse as a 62.7 overall. Kearse finished the 2018 season with 37 receptions for 371 yards and a touchdown. I’m willing to give anybody the “Kyle Shanahan” bump, but Kearse has proven to be a number three WR at best.
Other wide receivers that are on the market include Golden Tate, Randall Cobb, Tyrell Williams, and from there it isn’t too pretty. This seems like a situation where you could likely bring in someone equally as valuable with a higher upside during the draft. This is a very strong wide receiver draft class.
So, what do you think?