The Seahawks start the 2020 season in 15 days. In honor of that number, here are some Jermaine Kearse highlights.
As difficult as it may be to believe, your Seattle Seahawks begin their 2020 season in 15 days. That is two weeks from Sunday. In this year of amazing awfulness, 12s have something to look for. That is a Seattle football team that should be good enough to compete for a Super Bowl this year.
Jermaine Kearse wore number 15 for the Seahawks during his years in Seattle. Kearse was far from ever being the best receiver in the NFL or even on his own teams. But that did not stop him from being a part of some of the best recent memories of Seahawks football that any 12 could have.
Game-winning catch in the Seahawks 2015 NFC Championship game victory
This game was the quintessential Jermaine Kearse game. He caught the game-winning catch that sent the Seahawks back to the Super Bowl on a 35-yard touchdown reception that quarterback Russell Wilson trusted him to catch. But then Wilson also had four interceptions in the game and two of them were clearly Kearse’s fault as Wilson’s catchable throws bounced off Kearse’s hands or bounds into the arms of a Packers.
To be honest, it wasn’t just Kearse the play showcased. It did Russell Wilson as well. Wilson has always trusted his teammates on the field and mostly off and the game-winning catch was both. I get the feeling Wilson trusted to Kearse to catch the pass but also wanted to him the chance to catch the pass to make him feel better as a human being.
Kearse catches a silly pass in Super Bowl XLIX
After giving up a lead in the second half, the Seahawks were desperately trying to make a game-winning drive in the final moments. Again, previously Kearse had dropped a perfectly thrown Kearse pass that would have gone for a first down in the third quarter with Seattle leading 24-14.
But once again Kearse made amends by catching a batted pass that bounced around several times within the 10-yard line of the Patriots. He maybe should have gotten up immediately and run it towards the goal line, but the fact that he had enough concentration to catch the ball is ridiculous. Had Seattle won the Super Bowl, Kearse’s catch would have been one of the most important catches in Seahawks history.