Dec 29, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow (81) runs after a catch against the Miami Dolphins during the second half of the game at Sun Life Stadium. The Jets defeated Miami 20-7. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets’ Stay or Go Series: Kellen Winslow Edition


Good morning Jets fans. Let’s move along on our trip through the Jets’ roster, continuing with our new and popular series, “Stay or Go”. It’s where we talk about why a player should stay, why they should go, and then you guys have the final word via an article ending poll.

Today, under the microscope, is tight end Kellen Winslow.

REASONS TO STAY: When on the field, Kellen Winslow was a reliable weapon for Geno Smith. Through the first four weeks of the 2013 season, Kellen was on pace for a 64 catch, 672 yard season. If that had come to pass, would Jets’ fans have been happy? I think so. Even in his shortened season, Kellen posted seven games with multiple receptions. He is only 30 years old, and has a lot of football left in him.

He isn’t TOO old that he can’t contribute, but he isn’t too young that he can’t give some leadership either. Winslow might just be the type of guy that has that balance, and is worth keeping around.

REASONS TO GO: Kellen missed four games this season, and it was not for an injury. Kellen was suspended for those four games for violation of the NFL’s drug policy. I would be willing to excuse this if this had been the first time he had problems off the field in his career. It wasn’t.

In Cleveland, he had trouble with general manager Phil Savage, and he ended up leaving. He had trouble in Tampa Bay as well, which ended up in him leaving town again. Maybe Kellen Winslow is just too much of a head case, that wears out his welcome, and not worth keeping around.

Time to vote, and sound off below:

What should be the fate of Kellen Winslow in 2014?

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  • Paul Newbold

    If this organization has any credibility left, they will send him packing. Besides his struggles staying on the field, the guy’s been nothing but embarrassing to the organization. Suspended last season and likely next year as well for “banned substances”. He’s a liability off the field and surely can’t be counted on to be a consistent contributor on the field. No value, little debate, cut him and draft Ebron in the first round!

    • Alan Schechter

      I kind of think, especially with the news of the day, that he will be gone.