Tyler Conklin signing with Jets

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The Jets are doubling down on free agent tight ends.

The agents for Tyler Conklin told reporters that their client is signing a three-year, $21 million deal with the AFC East club. The Jets reached agreement with former Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah earlier this week as they’ve moved aggressively to add pieces to an offense that underwhelmed in quarterback Zach Wilson‘s rookie season.

Conklin took on a bigger role in Minnesota after Irv Smith‘s injury last season and caught 61 passes for 593 yards and three touchdowns. The 2018 fifth-round pick had 32 catches over his first three professional seasons.

The Jets have also signed guard Laken Tomlinson and re-signed wide receiver Braxton Berrios and running back Tevin Coleman in offensive moves over the last couple of days.

8 responses to “Tyler Conklin signing with Jets

  1. Conklin had a great year stepping in for Irv Smith. Unfortunately, Smith will be back, and the Vikings weren’t going to be able to keep him. Very few teams can pay that for a backup TE. Still, congrats Tyler on the big pay raise. He worked hard last year, and he’s definitely worth the contract.

    That said, he won’t get the same numbers this year with the Jets QB staff. But alt least we know he’s capable.

  2. Tyler is finally getting his first crack at playing with a Super Bowl winning franchise.

  3. So….Cousins just got him a huge pay raise with another team. Yes. It’s true.

  4. Jets fans….ya got a good one there. Kinda figured he would be gone because Smith Jr is coming back. Conklin is a lunch pail guy…..great addition to your squad.

  5. KnowsMoreThanYou says:
    March 17, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    So….Cousins just got him a huge pay raise with another team. Yes. It’s true.
    ________

    Why, because no other quarterback would have been capable of dumping it off to the tight end?

  6. cheeseisfattening says:
    March 17, 2022 at 8:44 pm
    Does anyone want to play for this team?

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