On Tuesday, October 5th, 2021 the Miami Dolphins have announced that they have agreed upon terms in order to finalize a trade with the Chicago Bears. In this recent NFL trade, the Chicago Bears will receive the veteran wide receiver as well as return specialist, Jakeem Grant, from the Miami Dolphins. In exchange the Miami Dolphins will get the Chicago Bears’ future sixth – round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Grant has primarily been used by the Miami Dolphins as a kick or punt specialist ever since they selected him in the 6th – round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Jakeem has been one of the National Football League’s best special team’s players since he entered the NFL landscape in 2016.
Grant has 5 kick / punt return touchdowns over the course of his NFL career, and he ranks 11th among active players in non – offensive play touchdowns. Jakeem was voted a second – team All – Pro last season, and Grant signed a 4 – year contract worth approximately $19.7 million back in 2019. For his career in the National Football League, Jakeem has 978 punt return yards as well as 2,206 kick return yards.
Jakeem has had an extremely slow start to the present 2021 – 2022 season of the National Football League. He muffed a punt during the Miami Dolphins loss to the Indianapolis Colts in Week 4 of the 2021 – 2022 NFL season, and he fumbled deep in the red zone in the Miami Dolphins’ loss to the Buffalo Bills during that week 2 AFC East divisional match – up. Filling in for Grant as the Miami Dolphins’ primary returner will most likely be the rookie return specialist, Jaylen Waddle, who handled punt return duties while Jakeem was hurt in the second week of the 2021 – 2022 NFL season.
This was a good NFL trade for the Chicago Bears as well as for the Miami Dolphins. The Chicago Bears gain a decent veteran NFL wide receiver and an explosive and dangerous return specialist, and the Miami Dolphins receive a future draft pick (6th – round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft) for a wide out / return specialist that they have not been utilizing very much so far during this young 2021 – 2022 season of the National Football League. Hopefully the Chicago Bears’ struggling offense and special team’s units will use Jakeem Grant in a positive manner in which the Miami Dolphins have failed to so thus far during the 2021 – 2022 NFL season.
Jakeem Grant’s Football Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards
Throughout Grant’s NCAA college football career at the Texas Tech University as well as in National Football League with the Miami Dolphins Jakeem has accomplished some amazing feats. Grant’s football career achievements, honors, and awards include being named to the NFL’s Second – Team All – Pro in 2020, named as a Second – Team All – American in 2015, and he was named to the Second – Team All – Big 12 way back in 2015 as well.