September 23, 2012; Baltimore, MD, USA; New England Patriots tight end Kellen Winslow (82) prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M

New York Jets' Kellen Winslow: "I've Got Years Left"


You all know how excited I am to see this guy in town. Kellen Winslow is a terrifically talented football player. He has had terrific years in the past, and his Dad was a terrific player as well, so he comes from great stock. If he is healthy, he will be a great addition to the offense. Kellen has already made an impression with the team, making receptions on the first day of OTA’s, after having only 24 hours to look at the playbook.

How long does he have, though? The fact of the matter is Winslow has been out of the league for a couple of years. How does he feel about it?

I have years left. My last year was 2011, I caught 75 balls. I’ve been productive. It’s just the NFL – that’s how it goes sometimes. You get cut, you get traded and you can’t do anything about it. It’s out of my control.

Kellen Winslow is confident in how he will learn the West Coast offense, and has a past relationship with coach Ryan:

Rex (Ryan) and I used to go at it when he was with the Ravens. He’s an awesome coach, man. One of the best defensive coaches in the league. He’s awesome. He’s a good guy.

Yes it’s early. But Kellen looks good, and is certainly ready to regain his reputation as a top-flight NFL TE. I’d be OK with him achieving that level with us, how about you?

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  • matr dontelli iii

    i’m hoping he can be healthy and contribute, maybe major contributions, but to mention his dad is almost larceny. his dad is a hall of famer and one of the absolute best tight ends in the history of the game. his performance in that playoff game is legendary and has stood the test of time. junior should have been named differently. truth, justice and the american way!

    • TheJetPress

      I know his Dad is a Hall of Famer. I just don’t think the apple falls far from the tree that’s all. Maybe Junior can make his mark in a similar manner some day, with our jersey on.

      • matr dontelli iii

        i don’t mean to imply jr. is a slouch, it’s just that his dad was one of the absolute best ever. junior was probably named before sr. became the legendary tight end he was. i would think carrying that name would be a burden due to senior’s arguably unparalleled greatness.

        • TheJetPress

          Oh I hear ya . To tell you the truth, I was more worried that Rex would compare him to his Dad after one practice.

  • http://www.facebook.com/allen.karmelin Allen Karmelin

    I wouldn’t count him down and out just yet!!

    • TheJetPress

      Me neither Allen, me neither.