Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins was suspended for the first two games of the season, and his return will create a much-needed spark for the offense of the New York Jets.
The addition of tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is huge for the floundering offense of the New York Jets. The Jets offense has been abysmal this season. They have averaged 242.5 yards (30th in the NFL) and 16 points per game in the first two weeks of the season. The return of Seferian-Jenkins brings a credible threat to the offense and one that has to be respected.
The Jets have had options at tight end in the first two weeks of the season. With that said, they weren’t ones that opponents really had to respect. Will Tye isn’t really someone you have to game plan for.
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Now the Jets can run more two tight end sets with Seferian-Jenkins and Eric Tomlinson. Both are viable pass-catching options and good blockers. That way, teams can’t stack the box if the Jets decide to run 12 personnel out there.
Seferian-Jenkins also gives the Jets another viable weapon that can attack all three levels of the defense. He can run short, intermediate or attack the defense vertically. That will also help the wide receivers be able to create the separation that’s been lacking in the first two weeks.
Quarterback Josh McCown will now have a full compliment of weapons at his disposal at all levels of the field. This can open up the running game and provide help to the offensive line on running plays.
The Jets can now be competitive in games, even if they’re underdogs. He provides the Jets with a weapon that teams must respect. He will also provide the Jets with a new option in the red zone, and that will definitely help the scoring. Seferian-Jenkins changes the tide of the Jets season from here on out as he could be the spark that puts everything together on offense.