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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