Kerley caught a 9-yard pass from Geno Smith for a touchdown on the opening drive of the first quarter but the score was nullified by an offensive holding penalty. He was held without a grab through the first three quarters before coming down with a 16-yard reception on the penultimate drive and a 13-yard catch on the final drive of the night. He was targeted five times and finished with three catches for 29 yards in a 27-25 defeat. He has 201 receiving yards this season.
The Jets will host the Bills in Week 8.
"I have no idea," he told the New York Post when asked about his targets. "Every receiver wants more than two or three targets, but it is what it is."
Kerley has been a victim of poor quarterback play and an inability to consistently get open. He actually received seven targets in the Sunday loss to Denver, but snagged just one. He has 20 catches in 40 passes thrown his way this season, giving him an average of nearly seven targets per game.
A quartet of
Offensively, the Jets were a mess in the passing game. Geno Smith was benched after an awful half, and Michael Vick wasn't much better. Both players combined for just 60 passing yards.
The biggest performance in the passing game was by
The group will hope for more Week 6 against the Broncos.
With Eric Decker limited by a hamstring injury early in the season, Kerley had been arguably the top option in the passing game. He had 24 passes thrown his way through three games, but that number shrank to three Sunday. Not coincidentally, Decker was healthy enough to play 80 percent of the snaps, and was targeted 10 times in the game.
Kerley still played 77 percent of the snaps, and should see more looks in the future. Still, it is clear he does not have Smith's trust if better options are available. Being the No. 2 receiving option in a bad passing offense won't lead to good things for Kerley.
Last week, we suggested Kerley might be someone worth looking at, based on his workload so far. After further review, it is clear Kerley should be considered waiver-wire fodder moving forward.
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|Bye: Week 11|
|12||11/23/14||@ BUF||1:00 pm|
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|2012||New York Jets||16||7||56||827||14.8||66||2||14||5||31|
|2013||New York Jets||12||8||43||523||12.2||26||3||7||0||30|
|2014||New York Jets||7||4||22||201||9.1||19||1||0||0||11|
|2011||New York Jets||14||1||5||28||5.6||16||0||0||1|
|2012||New York Jets||16||7||5||8||1.6||5||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||12||8||4||11||2.8||8||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Jets||7||4||0||37||---||37||0||1||0|
|2011||New York Jets||14||1||1||1||100.0||41||41.00||41||0||0||0/0||1||1||118.8|
|2012||New York Jets||16||7||1||1||100.0||42||42.00||42||0||0||0/0||1||1||118.8|
|2013||New York Jets||12||8||1||0||0.0||0||0.00||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||39.6|
|2014||New York Jets||7||4||0||0||---||0||---||0||0||0||0/0||0||0||---|
|2011||New York Jets||14||1||15||15.0||15||0||0|
|2012||New York Jets||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||12||1||19||19.0||19||0||0|
|2014||New York Jets||7||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2011||New York Jets||14||29||16||317||10.9||53||0||5|
|2012||New York Jets||16||19||36||208||10.9||68||1||2|
|2013||New York Jets||12||13||5||115||8.8||24||0||1|
|2014||New York Jets||7||2||2||10||5.0||10||0||0|
|2011||New York Jets||14||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New York Jets||16||3||3.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||12||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Jets||7||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2012||New York Jets||16||4||3||0||1||0||1||1||0|
|2013||New York Jets||12||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Jets||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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