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NY Jets: TE Jace Sternberger is a worthy, low-risk gamble

Leigh Oleszczak
NY Jets, Jace Sternberger
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The NY Jets need to put a waiver claim in for tight end Jace Sternberger. The former third-round pick out of Texas A&M has been waived by the Green Bay Packers after missing the first two games of the season due to suspension.

At first glance, Sternberger might not seem like a player worth putting a waiver claim in for, but the Jets have nothing to lose by attempting to add him to their roster.

He hasn't had the kind of career that many draft pundits had planned for him, but it's been a lot of bad luck to this point, as he's been injured often.

As of now, the Jets are rolling with Tyler Kroft as their starting tight end with Ryan Griffin as the backup. Chris Herndon was the initial starter, but he was traded prior to the season, which wasn't a bad move by any means, but now gives the team a not-so-great situation at the position.

The NY Jets should gamble on Jace Sternberger

Prior to getting selected in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft by Green Bay, Sternberger was incredible for the Aggies during the 2018 college football season. His one and only year in College Station saw him haul in 48 receptions for 832 yards and 10 touchdowns.

This guy can be the kind of weapon the Jets are looking for and would give Zach Wilson a nice threat in the passing game, something none of the other tight ends on the roster offer.

He hasn't lived up to his potential thus far, totaling just 114 yards and a touchdown through his first two seasons (18 games and one start) but again, it's been a lot of bad luck for Sternberger.

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There's a lot of upside with Jace Sternberger and the Jets should most definitely take a chance on the guy. He could really pack a punch in this offense.

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