Report: Jermaine Kearse won’t give the Seahawks a ‘hometown discount’

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Super Bowl XLVIII – Seattle Seahawks v Denver Broncos

SEATTLE – Earlier this week, Seahawks linebacker Bruce Irvin said he’d be willing to take a hometown discount to stay with the team he’s played with for the last four years. But according to ESPN, wide receiver Jermaine Kearse says – no discount for him.

Kearse, who is now a free agent, sent a text message to ESPN’s Adam Schefter saying “I love my hometown, but I’ve put in too much hard work to give a discount. My number one priority is to take care of my family’s future, so I will consider all opportunities.”

For Kearse, it really would be a “hometown discount.” The 25-year-old was born in Lakewood and played college at the University of Washington.

Kearse went undrafted and was signed by the Seahawks in April of 2012.

He’s caught 112 passes for 10 touchdowns and nearly 1,600 yards in his four seasons with the Seahawks. He also caught the game-winning catch in the 2014 NFC Championship game that sent the Seahawks to their second Super Bowl in two years.