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Report: Jets Negotiating Contract Extension with Dustin Keller

By Alan Schechter

Dec. 11, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller (81) celebrates during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Finally, a move that actually backs up the public stance that the Jets want Mark Sanchez to remain the starting quarterback.

A report has surfaced this evening that the Jets are in negotations with Dustin Keller regarding a contract extension.

After giving Mark Sanchez a contract extension, this is a related move that actually makes sense. With an offense that could most nicely be described as “dysfunctional”, Dustin Keller was the calm in the very large storm. He led the team with 65 receptions and 815 yards receiving.

Keller has improved every season he has played with the Jets, and the offense has always been at its best when Keller has been an integral part.

It’s nice to see something done to back up their actual starting quarterback for a change.