One of the more controversial choices in Jets draft history, Kyle Brady.

New York Jets: Where Are They Now? Kyle Brady

Today’s “Where Are They Now?”, needs very little introduction. He played tight end for our beloved New York Jets, chosen in the 1995 draft. And if you don’t remember who this guy is, just say “WE WANT SAPP!” and you will remember all that you need to remember. The spotlight is on former TE Kyle Brady.

THEN

The year was 1991. Specifically, we are at the 1991 NFL draft. The Jets had the 9th pick of said draft, and Warren Sapp was the hot choice. As picks went by, the crowd was buzzing. Warren Sapp had not been chosen. It finally got to the Jets’ choice, and Sapp was available.

The time is ticking on the Jets’ pick, and the New York crowd is going crazy. “We want Sapp! We want Sapp!”, is echoing through Radio City Music Hall. Jets fans know who they want. However, when commissioner Rozelle steps up to the mic, he announces that the Jets select tight end Kyle Brady. Understandably, Jets’ fans were not happy. Used to it, but still not happy.

Kyle never performed anywhere near the value of the 9th pick overall. Take a look:

Season Team Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2007 New England Patriots 14             9 9 70 7.8 20 2
2006 Jacksonville Jaguars 16             14 5 37 7.4 13 0
2005 Jacksonville Jaguars 16             14 18 157 8.7 33 1 3 2
2004 Jacksonville Jaguars 11             8 14 103 7.4 21 1
2003 Jacksonville Jaguars 16             15 29 281 9.7 26 1 3 2
2002 Jacksonville Jaguars 16             16 43 461 10.7 42T 4
2001 Jacksonville Jaguars 16             16 36 386 10.7 20T 2
2000 Jacksonville Jaguars 16             15 64 729 11.4 36 3
1999 Jacksonville Jaguars 13             12 32 346 10.8 30 1
1998 New York Jets 16             15 30 315 10.5 35 5 1 1
1997 New York Jets 16             14 22 238 10.8 24 2 1 0
1996 New York Jets 16             16 15 144 9.6 25 1 1 1
1995 New York Jets 15             11 26 252 9.7 29 2
TOTAL 343 3,519 10.3 42 25 0 0 0.0 0 0 9 6

I don’t have to tell you how Warren Sapp performed.

NOW

To his credit, Kyle Brady worked hard for, and was able to achieve a broadcasting career following his playing days. He attended workshops set up by the league and the NFLPA to help players get ready for broadcasting careers. He was hired by the Big Ten Network in 2009.

Kyle has also enrolled at the Florida Coastal School of Law.

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