The 2018 season opened up various doors and provided answers for the New York Jets. From quarterback Sam Darnold to a leaky offensive and defensive front, multiple issues were in need of support heading into the NFL Draft.
However, one position that looked solidified was tight end. Second-year man Chris Herndon is primed for a successful season in 2019. After putting up 502 yards and four scores last year, Herndon is preparing to take his game to the next level.
Just check out this catch from the former third-rounder, one of the snags of the year and a testament to his talent:
That's a catch. Chris Herndon. #Jets pic.twitter.com/XLVNA5MArx
— ESNY (@EliteSportsNY) December 23, 2018
Herndon is not only a solid receiver, but he’s a quality blocker as well. A solid frame — 6-foot-4, 253-pounds helps him excel in multiple facets of the game.
What the New York Jets offense looks like now:
With several influential signings being made this offseason, the offense now has plenty of talent to operate at a high level. Bringing on star running back Le’Veon Bell and slot receiver Jamison Crowder should immediately increase Darnold’s efficiency.
Last season, the Jets’ offense ranked #23 in points scored with 20.8 per game, according to NFL.com. Bell’s influence will surely provide more points and the experience of Darnold and Herndon will aid in its elevation as well.
The Jets also drafted West Virginia tight end Trevon Wesco this offseason to provide even more support at the position. Wesco is considered the top blocking tight end out of the 2019 prospects, which should provide the Jets with the opportunity to utilize two tight end sets effectively.