The Jets may end up relying on their tight ends to carry a sizable load in the passing game because of a shaky situation at wide receiver. That’s not an awful plan for Gang Green. Chris Herndon, Trevon Wesco, Ryan Griffin and Daniel Brown make up a capable group of tight ends, even if they aren’t household names.
Herndon has been one of the stars of training camp, hoping to recapture the magic of his 500-yard rookie season after missing most of last season. Wesco has had a solid performance in training camp as well, spending a lot of time with Sam Darnold and the presumed starting offense. Griffin (ankle) and Brown (Non Football Injury) recently returned to practice.
“It felt great. The training staff did a great job with me this offseason, all things considered,” Griffin said. “They kept me on track and it felt really good, really confident out there. Coming back slowly, but I’m looking forward to getting all my reps back and coming back for Week 1.”
In Herndon’s absence, Griffin turned into a key member of the Jets’ offense during the 2019 season. Griffin caught 34 passes for 320 yards and a career-high five touchdowns last season. The Jets rewarded Griffin with a three-year, $10.8 million contract during the season.