“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”. That is a saying that goes back for centuries, but never was it truer than when talking about Austin Seferian-Jenkins move to the Jets. In Tampa Bay, he was nothing but untapped talent. He showed flashes of what he could be but it was lost in a sea of injuries and off the field problems. The alcohol problems became too much to take and Jason Licht let him go during the 2016 season.
Seferian-Jenkins came to New York and everything changed, especially in 2017. The previous offensive coordinator didn’t use the tight end so much, but the same can not be said for John Morton, the current OC. He comes from the New Orleans culture that included Jimmy Graham so he knows how much of a threat a tight end can be. His eyes must have opened wide when he saw this second round talent on the Jets roster.
He got himself clean and sober. Add a whole bunch of weight loss to the mix and Seferian-Jenkins is a new man. In just seven games he has already hit his career high in receptions (33) and tied his second best yardage output (221). He sits currently one touchdown away from his career high of four.
It has been great having him in the Green and White.