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

Kellen Winslow: “My Goal is Always to Catch 100 Balls

Kellen Winslow Jr is potentially the top receiving threat that the Jets have. It’s also possible that his injury problems will rear their ugly head quickly, and Winslow won’t ever see the field. However, to his credit, Winslow, who will turn 30 soon, has lofty expectations for himself:

“I averaged around 72 (catches per season over my career),” Winslow said Friday, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “My job is to just make plays. When it comes my way, just make the play. I can exceed that. My goal is always to catch 100 balls. Haven’t done it yet, but that’s my goal. I want to come close.”

You have to love Winslow’s enthusiasm. For one, he is only turning 30. Secondly, like he mentioned, when healthy, he averaged over 70 receptions per season. Add that to the fact that Holmes is coming back from injury. The only real proven threat in the receiving group, other than Holmes, is Kerley.

One thing is for certain, should Winslow remain healthy, he will certainly get a good number of targets. I would want him on my fantasy team, that’s for sure.

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  • matr dontelli iii

    one thing working in his favor is the way the team kinda babied landry last year to keep him fresh and healthy. it worked for landry. let’s cross our fingers and hope it works again with keller.

    • TheJetPress

      agreed sir

  • Paul Newbold

    Keep Winslow as a situation type TE, limit his playing time, keep him fresh and allow him to tutor the rest of the group. The Jets lack talent and experience at the TE position, they passed on the Notre Dame kid this year in the draft and will need to address it next season. Even if Winslow remains healthy, he is not the long term answer for a team who has lacked a pro bowl TE for too long! If he doesn’t stay healthy….it is going to be a very long season for the Jet offense!

    • TheJetPress

      Oh I totally agree that if he doesn’t stay healthy there will be issues. He is just so good though, if he does stay healthy.

  • Joe Willie

    The Aussie must have a load of physical talent for the Jets to keep him around 2 years and almost zero field time.

    • TheJetPress

      Very true Joe. Ultimately, he may be the tight end of the future.