Jermaine Kearse File: Get to know the new Jets wide receiver

The Jets continue to make a mess of things by trading Sheldon Richardson to the Seahawks

"He should be embarrassed", Richardson said, per the New York Post. In total, he has racked up 2,109 yards on 153 receptions and 11 touchdowns in a Seahawks uniform.

Richardson, 26, was a first-round pick in 2013 out of Missouri. The Jets were waiting on what they thought was the best deal possible, and they allowed Richardson's attitude to fester in the locker room.

Richardson made more headlines earlier this month when he went on ESPN radio in NY and ripped former Jets teammate WR Brandon Marshall, part of a feud that began the previous season and disrupted the locker room of the Jets, who finished 5-11.

One of Russell Wilson's favorite targets since he was signed by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of 2012, Kearse had a disappointing year in 2016 after signing a three-year contract worth $13.5 million, including a $5.5 million signing bonus.

They also received a second round pick which gives them more pieces when the rebuild moves forward in 2018.

Sheldon Richardson gets to join a tough Seahawks defense thanks to Jets bone-headed move
Sheldon Richardson gets to join a tough Seahawks defense thanks to Jets bone-headed move

Richardson, 26, is one of the best young defensive linemen in the National Football League and earned a spot in the Pro Bowl in 2014, but he struggled to stay out of trouble in the early years of his career.

Maccagnan tried to move Richardson past year around the trade deadline but couldn't get any worthwhile nibbles, in part because any would-be suitors realized the Jets no longer valued him and weren't willing to part with a meaningful package of draft picks.

There has been a lot of talk about Sheldon Richardson of the New York Jets, who has been known on the trading block and has said the Seahawks wanted to trade for him but asked him to take a pay cut.

For the Seahawks, adding Richardson alongside Michael Bennett and Cliff Avril, the future is now. He made the Pro Bowl in 2014 and was one of the most athletic players on the roster. Last season Richardson recorded 62 tackles and have been a monster on the field, but off the field, he has gotten himself in trouble. Given that he's also entering the final year of his rookie contract, per Spotrac.com, he'll be playing for a lucrative contract next offseason as well. It also was despite the Seahawks sending an additional (fifth) pass-rusher on only 25.5 percent of their defensive snaps. Richardson is just the latest casualty as the Jets reboot the roster.

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