First, here are Dustin Keller’s numbers:
REC-213, YARDS-2,559, TDs-15
Now, some numbers for tight ends that you will be familiar with:
Jason Witten: REC-252, YARDS-2,838, TDs-13
Dallas Clark: REC-121, YARDS-1,618, TDs-14
Vernon Davis: REC-181, YARDS-2,097, TDs-22
Antonio Gates: REC-265, YARDS-3,378, TDs-34
Am I saying he is better than these guys? Certainly not. But what I am saying is that his numbers are certainly comparable, and he is deserving of being rewarded.