Obviously, he is aware of the extension Rob Gronkowski received with 2 years remaining on his deal. He wouldn’t say whether or not he felt this should influence his negotiations, but he is happy for the Gronk.
Dustin feels that he is a leader for both his team and the community, and tries to show this in all he does:
“I definitely have tried to be that guy,” he said. “I’ve tried to be a leader on and off the field, and I’m going to continue to do whatever I can to make that happen. But at the end of the day, if they want to extend me they will; if they don’t, that’s what happens.”
Keller’s production has increased every year, to the point where he led the team in catches in 2011. He also, as mentioned before, has been Mark Sanchez’s only receiving weapon to be here his whole career. He alluded to that when discussing his situation with Jenny Vrentas:
“His weapons are always changing, and I think that makes it tough on him,” Keller said. “You want to have a constant, somebody that has been there and done that, and you know how to go through all of it together. So I think that would be an ideal situation.”