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Griffen Extension Stands to Give Gang Green Dynamic Duo at TE in 2020


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With news of the Jets re-signing tight end Ryan Griffin to a brand new 3-year deal worth up to $10.8 million, quarterback Sam Darnold should be feeling pretty good about what the future holds for him and his offense at tight end when Chris Herndon returns from injured reserve in 2020.

A healthy Herndon paired with Griffin would give the Jets a 1-2 punch at tight end that could rival any duo they’ve ever fielded.  In Herndon, the Jets have a multi-dimensional tight end who put up 502 yards and 4 touchdowns in 12 starts as a rookie.  Meanwhile, Griffin is in the midst of what should be a career year in season one with the Jets.

Griffin’s 4 touchdowns already doubles his previous career high of two and with 269 yards, there’s every reason to believe Griffin will surpass his highest total of 442 yards (2016) as he becomes a bigger part of the Jets offense.  In fact, through the Jets first six games of the year, Griffin had just 46 yards receiving.  In the four games since, he has logged 223.

Ryan Griffin weeks 1-7:

Rec: 9
Yds: 46
TD: 1

Ryan Griffin weeks 8-11

Rec: 17
Yds: 223
TD: 3

— Glenn Naughton (@AceFan23) November 24, 2019

While Griffin is nowhere close to being the blocker Herndon is, there’s no reason why Gang Green shouldn’t be able to multiple tight end sets consistently with both options being legitimate targets.

With Griffin signed, it’s time for the Jets to turn their attention toward the likes of Jordan Jenkins, Brian Poole, and if Adam Gase can figure out a way to get him involved in the offense, Robby Anderson.

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43 minutes ago, Ohio State NY Jets fan said:

Smart move Joe - pay for play

Griffen was a "start-em" player in FF - not many Jets in that category

Exactly   Like the article mentioned now lets turn to our other pending FAs that we want to keep and sign them. That's the right way to start building this team.

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48 minutes ago, themeangreenkillingmachine said:

3 weeks of good play = 3 year new contract?

well, hopefully his play wasn’t a fluke

It’s an incentive based deal that maxes out at 3.5 million per year. Thats high end backup money at TE. Seems reasonable for what he’s been all year. We’ll have to see the details to know the real length of the contract. 

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2 hours ago, New York Mick said:

I’ve been surprised by Griffin and disappointed as hell by Herndon. I wouldn’t mind if they draft or pick up another receiving TE. 

To be fair Herndon had the suspension and the injury so you can’t be disappointed in his play because he didn’t get a chance to play.  Last year he was really good.  He did a stupid thing to get suspended but the injury happens to every player.  He should be fine next year 

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4 minutes ago, Jets723 said:

To be fair Herndon had the suspension and the injury so you can’t be disappointed in his play because he didn’t get a chance to play.  Last year he was really good.  He did a stupid thing to get suspended but the injury happens to every player.  He should be fine next year 

I hope so because it’s one less position to worry about. 

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