Not a particular surprise here. He's in the last year of his rookie deal and has been the team's leading receiver each of the past 2 seasons and was 2nd and 3rd the two prior years, so it's not like there isn't some merit to it. Plus, talks of an extension for him came up back in February. Of course the question comes down to how much he wants. If he's looking for anything anywhere close to Gronkowski than forget it, otherwise it's at least worth looking into. Of course the Jets cap situation for next year might have more to do with wanting to wait on it than anything, particularly since a certain someone who's already taking up amongst the most space is almost certain to be demanding more within the next year.
Keller isnt going to ask of a deal anywhere near Gronk's deal, however, he will want a long term deal, 5 or 6 years. We need to get this done though. He's still not the best blocking TE in the game, but he's better than when he first got into the league, and I believe that he could be one of the best receiving TE's in the game. Our style of offense (schitty) simply didnt utilize him well. Keller being the leading receiver on the team may show different to non jet fans, but as people who watch the games we've seen plenty of times where Keller is ripping through defenses and then all of a sudden he disappears for the rest of the game because Schotty went away from what worked.
I always liked Keller. He's the best TE that I can remember the Jets having since my time following the team.
Edited by Villain The Foe, 12 June 2012 - 09:44 AM.
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