The Seahawks need a consistent and viable third option at wide receiver. Breshad Perriman has the speed to be good with Seattle but why does he seem to constantly fail to live up to expectations? Perriman was a first round pick in 2016 for the Baltimore Ravens but will likely be on his fifth team in six years in 2021.
Perriman has good size and great speed. He also doesn’t drop the ball a lot so what is the issue? For one, he has a difficult time staying healthy. For another, he seems to have made a career out of playing on teams with iffy quarterbacks.
Perhaps the best quarterback Perriman has played with in the NFL is when he was with Tampa Bay and the quarterback was Jameis Winston in a year when Winston threw 30 interceptions in 2019. The answer is to the question of what happens if you have a good team but Winston is your quarterback is you replace Winston with a quarterback that doesn’t turn the ball over and you win a Super Bowl.
Seahawks might help Perriman be better
Still, Perriman has been targeted 255 times in his career and has caught just 125 of those targets. So far, Perriman has caught just 49 percent of his targets. That’s not good. But for a player that doesn’t drop the ball much either maybe the problem isn’t Perriman but the quarterbacks he’s played with and where they are putting the ball.
Or maybe it’s that despite all of Perriman’s flat-out speed he doesn’t have the quickness to break away from opposing cornerbacks easily. He has averaged 16.5 yards a catch but only has 14 touchdown receptions. Perriman is just an odd player.
So what should the Seahawks bring him to Seattle? Because Perriman should be a relatively inexpensive quality third option at receiver. Perriman should make about $4 million in 2021 but playing off of D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett will help Perriman get open more and help the Seahawks offense overall.