Jets head coach Rex Ryan was not happy about the situation, letting out a rare display of public criticism,
"Jeremy needs to step it up, because, quite honestly, I was a little disappointed in Jeremy in the offseason. He’s got to pick up this system, this new system. He’s got to put the time in it."
The 5-foot-9 Kerley was a solid role player for the Jets last year, playing in 14 games while catching 29 balls for 314 yards and a touchdown. The second-year player out of TCU was expected to be one of the favorites to start in the slot this year for the Jets.