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Austin Seferian-Jenkins lands on Bleacher Report’s top TE 2017 list

By Luis Tirado Jr.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 15: Austin Seferian-Jenkins #88 of the New York Jets celebrates a scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the first quarter of their game at MetLife Stadium on October 15, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 15: Austin Seferian-Jenkins #88 of the New York Jets celebrates a scoring a touchdown against the New England Patriots during the first quarter of their game at MetLife Stadium on October 15, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins put up a solid season for the New York Jets. So much so that he made it to Bleacher Report’s top tight ends list of 2017.

When it comes to tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins, it’s easy to see why he was as successful as he was last season with the New York Jets. During the offseason, he committed himself to not only his career but being sober and conquering his past demons.

Seferian-Jenkins lost a good amount of weight, worked out, and truly wanted to put up a big season for the Jets in a year many believed they would have been lucky to even win a single game. Last season with the Jets, Seferian-Jenkins totaled his best year yet with 357 receiving yards, 50 receptions, and three touchdowns.

His efforts landed him on Bleacher Report’s top tight ends of 2017 list. In that article written by Bleacher Report, he ended up being No. 26 overall which not for nothing, isn’t bad at all for everything he brought to the table. Of course, while his numbers were decent, he was far from a perfect tight end due to a lot of dropped passes but again, the heart, motivation, and execution was there for the most part.

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At this point in time, Seferian-Jenkins is set to be an unrestricted free agent but hopefully, the Jets bring him back for 2018. The truth of the matter is, Seferian-Jenkins exceeded expectations this season and put up some solid production for a positional group the Jets haven’t used effectively in years.

Yeah, three touchdowns aren’t much to brag about but at the end of the day, he put up better numbers than any other tight end the Jets had at the position in years. Of course, much of that had to do with former offensive coordinator John Morton but again, Seferian-Jenkins was the one that stepped up and did his best to deliver in another losing season.

Overall, it’s great to see him get recognition for a job well done. Perhaps if those two touchdowns that were deemed “incomplete passes” by refs counted, he could have cracked top 20 in Bleacher Report’s list. Either way, it was a fine season by Seferian-Jenkins who bounced back from an abysmal season the previous year and is a tight end on the rise.

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