Kellen Winslow Would be a Great Move for the New York Jets

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Dec, 24, 2011; Charlotte, NC, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow (82) runs as Carolina Panthers safeties Sherrod Martin (23) and Jonathan Nelson (37) defend in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Here are Kellen Winslow Jr’s stats for his career:

Season Team Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2012 New England Patriots 1             0 1 12 12.0 12 0
2011 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16             15 75 763 10.2 37 2 2 1
2010 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16             11 66 730 11.1 41T 5 1 0
2009 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16             14 77 884 11.5 42T 5 1 7 7.0 7 0
2008 Cleveland Browns 10             8 43 428 10.0 30 3 1 1
2007 Cleveland Browns 16             14 82 1,106 13.5 49 5 2 1
2006 Cleveland Browns 16             16 89 875 9.8 40 3 1 0
2005 Cleveland Browns 0             0
2004 Cleveland Browns 2             2 5 50 10.0 21 0
TOTAL 438 4,848 11.1 49 23 1 7 7.0 7 0 7 3

Kellen Winslow’s stats bear out a guy that is a consistent threat. Since 2006, his worst season was 2008, when he still caught 43 passes. He has caught as many as 89 passes in a season, and his average catches per season since 2006 is 72. Kellen Winslow Jr. is a talented receiver, and has been one since 2006.

A player of that caliber also would be a good influence on the players around him. Younger guys like Jeff Cumberland and Konrad Reuland, will benefit from the voice of an experienced tight end in the room.

Earlier in the year, this would have been a move for Winslow as a backup, but now, the starting job is ripe for the taking. If he shows that he has anything left during his tryout, please don’t let him leave.

It would be a mistake.

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  • YardJet

    He won’t make the team because I don’t think he’s much as a run blocker

    • TheJetPress

      See I think he could make the squad. Keller wasn’t a great run blocker either.

      • Paul Newbold

        The reason Keller is a Dolphin…TE have to be able to block in this league!!

        • TheJetPress

          very true.

  • Joe Willie

    The guy is a human Ace bandage

    • TheJetPress

      a little rough there I think but I get your point.

    • Steven Windeler

      Seems to me he’s been milking that knee injury to keep from working too hard in practice. He’s been on the injury report every week, but always shows up on game day. We’ll see if his attitude has improved after a year sabbatical. He has a one year old baby too. That tends to change people. I guess we’ll see what kind of $ we’re talking about too. For a one year show me contract then sign me up.

      • TheJetPress

        That’s how I feel Steven. He shouldn’t cost too much, let’s see what he can do.

  • Korwil

    I have heard a lot of things about injury with Kellen Winslow but it doesn’t seem like he’s been hurt since early in his career. I was wondering if you knew of any major injuries he might have suffered following 2007?

    I honestly think if he’s healthy and 100% that he’ll be a lock to make this team. He is very athletic and a threat as a receiving TE. If Hayden is making the strides we keep hearing about then Cumberland, Winslow, and Smith would make a nice competition and they’d all be good enough receiving threats. I honestly think Cumberland is a little underrated considering he’s only entering his 4th year and in one year he suffered an Achilles injury that made him miss most of the season. People have to remember that Cumby was an UDFA and not a top-tier draft pick, and last year was his first year being the premiere TE.

    Nice Article.. let’s hope he can make the team and be a receiving threat.

    • TheJetPress

      Thanks Korwil,
      2008 he had a staff infection while with the Browns, and then picked a fight with gm phil savage. The end of his time with the Bucs came with tension as well, as he says he was told not to attend workouts and OTAs during the offseason they were shopping him.
      That could be the problem, that maybe his a bit of a heacase., but the fact is he can play football. That’s all I need to know when I don’t have a title in my lifetime.

      • Korwil

        Yeah I have heard about him being a headcase as well but hopefully he has matured since then. Right now we should get as much talent around the QB position as possible so I’m all for giving the guy a chance.

        Sometimes it only takes a year or two of not being pampered for a guy to realize that this might be his last chance.

        • TheJetPress

          I agree. There is no reason, if he’s healthy, not to give him a contract and let him have a shot.

  • Bennny K

    That’s a petty nice Josh Freeman highlight clip, I meant Winslow clip.

    Winslow would be a great signing, he could help Geno in his rookie year and Mentor Cumby and Smith.

    Win win, as long as he is healthy.

    • TheJetPress

      Agreed Benny. I love Winslow and think he would be terrific.

  • Paul Newbold

    Are we back to hiring the walking wounded? Winslow’s knee is a huge problem!! Its been highly suspect for quite some time….there is a reason no one has signed him! League mininum..might be worth the risk!

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