Breshad Perriman’s career has not been what he was hoping for. Expectations were high when he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2015 draft.
However, the former UCF Knight struggled with injuries early in his career. He missed his entire rookie campaign. After his return, he was not able to solidify himself as a reliable target.
In the 2016 and 2017 seasons, he had a combined 43 receptions and three touchdowns. The measly output caused the Ravens to release Perriman before the 2018 season.
He was not unemployed for long, as the Cleveland Browns signed him on October 13th. He played 10 games as a Brown, recording 16 receptions for 340 yards and two touchdowns.
This March, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Perriman to a one year deal worth $4 million. This fresh start might be exactly what the receiver needs in order to get his career on track. With the Bucs, he is set to play a major role. Barring any major setbacks, he should start the season as the clear-cut number three receiver.
His outstanding speed should complement Jameis Winston‘s huge target, Mike Evans, very well. In a perfect scenario, Perriman turns out to be exactly what the Bucs were looking for when they acquired DeSean Jackson.
Obviously, the Jackson experiment did not pan out the way the Bucs expected it to. Jackson was nothing but trouble for the Bucs’ team chemistry. Perriman seems to have his head in the game and has impressed Arians so far.
The potential is definitely there. Hopefully, he finds a way to assert himself in Tampa Bay. If he connects well with Jameis Winston, the sky is the limit for the 25-year old.