Wide receiver Jermaine Kearse’s status for next season may be uncertain, but he wanted to make sure there was no doubt when it came to committing his life to Christ. The seven-year pro was baptized over the weekend and posted a picture on Instagram with the caption, “No longer a free agent.”
Demario Davis (in white shirt), Kearse’s former New York Jets teammate and a fellow believer, helped with the baptism.
In his seven seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and Jets, Kearse has caught 255 passes for 3,290 yards and 17 touchdowns. He spent his first five years with the Seahawks and reached the Super Bowl twice, winning the first and losing the second.
In those two Super Bowls, Kearse recorded seven receptions and 110 receiving yards, scoring a touchdown in Seattle’s 43-8 win over the Denver Broncos in 2014.
On Sept. 1, 2017, Kearse was traded to the Jets. He posted career-highs in receptions (65) and yards (810) in his first season with the team. Last year, Kearse had 37 catches, 371 yards and a touchdown.
Kearse’s current contract expires on March 13, when he will become a free agent.