Still have hope for Kerryon

Maybe I’m in the minority but I believe last year wasnt a true reflection of his talent.Im holding out hope he can regain some of confidence he had as a rookie and give this team a solid #2 or #3 back.I still think they need to add another RB either in the draft of FA.

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I really want to keep him for his pass blocking ability whenever we get a rookie QB, be it this year or next. Having a guy like him back there is a major asset.

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The problem is not confidence, it’s his knee injuries. He wore that huge knee brace last year and looked like he had seriously lost his speed and agility out there. Maybe the knee recovers more and he gets some juice back. If history has taught us anything, running backs with knee problems don’t have long careers. It’s a shame because he looked very promising in rookie year. Hope he can get healthy again.

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As much as i want to believe I’m worried that his 5.2 40 time might be a concern.

I’m over it, time to move on. There are too many talented backs out there to ever have to settle at the position.

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It would save $1.366 million on the cap, not sure what we get for that kind of money if we let him go.

Swift wants Peterson back…https://sports.yahoo.com/d-andre-swift-lobbies-lions-183305428.html

I still have plenty of hope for him, with the caveat that he has to stay healthy of course. He’s already shown he can succeed in the league and as has been mentioned, he’s a tremendous blocker. Plus he cost us a 2nd rounder and I know it’s a sunk cost at this point, but it galls me that we spent 2nd rounders on RBs 2 out of the past 3 years and I’d like to try and squeeze something out of it. Swift as the starter and Kerryon as his backup and a big back added late in the draft or in FA.

You can have all the hope you want , but he has lost his burst and Is not the same player he was as a rookie, he has good vision but lost his burst. Hell tavi could run him down. The guy had 133 carries and his longest run was 20 yrds and only one of them. That’s not gonna earn much respect from a defense

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The same was true of Leveon Bell in his prime, never had a run longer than 27 yards in the regular season during his peak years. He did have a long catch in the playoffs I think. Getting six yards a chunk is a fine way to succeed in the league.

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To me Kerryon is worth keeping as he can pass block and catch and maybe offers a bit if necessary in the run department. He is worth his contract for one last season.

I would like to draft another back too to see what kind of competition we can create.

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Final year of rookie deal. Hate to cut K.J. loose going into 2021. He’s a relatively cheap contract, a serviceable veteran that can find a role on this team next season.

You need “warm bodies” to carry the rock through training camp. I don’t see any reason to cut him before then. He is a talented running-back and has all the tools to do what the coaches ask of him.

These are the “money ball” players that you need to get production from while still on their rookie deals. Lion in 2021…let him test the market in 2022.

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Nice guy. Not sure he makes another year.

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Kerryon done! He basically trying to play running back wearing a car brace!
Don’t be surprised if we draft this rb back sleeper in the draft Jah-Maine Martin rb nc a&t

First, I didn’t know that so thank you. But second, one thing I remember about Bell was he would transform the outcome of many plays. Using your 6 yard gain as an example, he would turn a 1 yard gain into 6. Thats not what is happening with Kerryon. Hes getting the 1 yard and still not delivering on the other end with big plays.

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I think the KJ experiment has run it’s course , he cannot stay healthy , I’d cut him save X amount and shop a quality RB to replace him.

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I don’t think that’s correct.

I see he had a 43 yard run in 2013, a 81 yard run in 2014, a 42 yard run in 2015, and a 44 yard run in 2016.

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Rush Yds TD 1D Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD 1D Lng R/G Y/G Ctch% Y/Tgt Touch Y/Tch YScm RRTD Fmb AV
2013 21 PIT RB 26 13 13 244 860 8 53 43 3.5 66.2 18.8 66 45 399 8.9 0 15 43 3.5 30.7 68.2% 6.0 289 4.4 1259 8 1 8
2014*+ 22 PIT RB 26 16 16 290 1361 8 75 81 4.7 85.1 18.1 105 83 854 10.3 3 41 48 5.2 53.4 79.0% 8.1 373 5.9 2215 11 0 17
2015 23 PIT rb 26 6 6 113 556 3 27 42 4.9 92.7 18.8 26 24 136 5.7 0 4 20 4.0 22.7 92.3% 5.2 137 5.1 692 3 0 5
2016* 24 PIT RB 26 12 12 261 1268 7 70 44 4.9 105.7 21.8 94 75 616 8.2 2 32 32 6.3 51.3 79.8% 6.6 336 5.6 1884 9 4 15
2017*+ 25 PIT RB 26 15 15 321 1291 9 71 27 4.0 86.1 21.4 106 85 655 7.7 2 32 42 5.7 43.7 80.2% 6.2 406 4.8 1946 11 3 15
2018 Missed season - Contract dispute
2019 27 NYJ RB 26 15 15 245 789 3 36 19 3.2 52.6 16.3 78 66 461 7.0 1 20 23 4.4 30.7 84.6% 5.9 311 4.0 1250 4 1 5
2020 28 2TM 11 4 82 328 2 21 16 4.0 29.8 7.5 20 16 138 8.6 0 7 30 1.5 12.5 80.0% 6.9 98 4.8 466 2 1 4
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I would love to see him make a comeback, but comeback or not if there is a better RB on the roster come final cut time, I want that guy. KJ can go run somewhere else.