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The Best New York Jets Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated August 23, 2019 1.2k votes 107 voters 4.2k views40 items

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The New York Jets have had some great tight ends throughout the franchise’s history. This list of past Jets tight ends features former greats, current impact players, and even future stars. As the tight end position increasingly becomes more of a focal point in the offensive schemes of today, one can only imagine what this list could look like in years down the road. No matter what happens in the evolution of this position, these New York tight ends have left a legacy for this that can’t be taken away. 

Great New York Jets players such as Mickey Shuler, Jerome Barkum, and Dustin Keller have gone down as some of the best tight ends in franchise history.

So who is the greatest tight end in New York Jets history? Which of these tight ends has left a lasting legacy? Vote below for who you think is the best New York Jets tight end of all time!

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  • 1
    Mickey Shuler

    1978-1989

    Jets stats: 160 games played, 438 receptions, 4819 yards, 37 TDs

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    Jerome Barkum

    1972-1983

    Jets stats: 158 games played, 326 receptions, 4789 yards, 40 TDs

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    Rich Caster

    1970-1977

    Jets stats: 107 games played, 245 receptions, 4434 yards, 36 TDs

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    Dustin Keller

    2008-2012

    Jets stats: 72 games played, 241 receptions, 2876 yards, 17 TDs

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    Pete Lammons
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    Pete Lammons

    1966-1971

    Jets stats: 83 games played, 184 receptions, 2345 yards, 14 TDs

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    Johnny Mitchell

    1992-1995

    Jets stats: 53 games played, 158 receptions, 2086 yards, 16 TDs

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    Chris Baker

    2002-2008

    Jets stats: 99 games played, 145 receptions, 1505 yards, 12 TDs

  • 8
    Austin Seferian-Jenkins

    2016-2017

    Jets stats: 20 games played, 60 receptions, 467 yards, 3 TDs

  • 9
    Chris Herndon

    2018

    Jets stats: 16 games played, 39 receptions, 502 yards, 4 TDs

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    Dee Mackey
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    Dee Mackey

    1963-1965

    Jets stats: 38 games played, 53 receptions, 731 yards, 4 TDs

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    Anthony Becht

    2000-2004

    Jets stats: 78 games played, 133 receptions, 1164 yards, 17 TDs

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    Fred Baxter
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    Fred Baxter

    1993-2000

    Jets stats: 102 games played, 73 receptions, 809 yards, 10 TDs

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    Eric Tomlinson
    12
    12

    Eric Tomlinson

    2016-2018

    Jets stats: 36 games played, 16 receptions, 193 yards, 1 TD

  • 14
    Jeff Cumberland
    12
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    Jeff Cumberland

    2010-2015

    Jets stats: 65 games played, 86 receptions, 1119 yards, 10 TDs

  • 15
    Rocky Klever
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    Rocky Klever

    1983-1987

    Jets stats: 65 games played, 46 receptions, 514 yards, 3 TDs

  • 16
    Kyle Brady

    1995-1998

    Jets stats: 63 games played, 93 receptions, 949 yards, 10 TDs

  • 17
    James Thornton
    5
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    James Thornton

    1993-1994

    Jets stats: 28 games played, 32 receptions, 279 yards, 2 TDs

  • 18
    Kellen Winslow II

    2013

    Jets stats: 12 games played, 31 receptions, 388 yards, 2 TDs

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    Mark Boyer
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    Mark Boyer

    1990-1992

    Jets stats: 43 games played, 75 receptions, 636 yards, 1 TD 

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    Billy Griggs
    5
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    Billy Griggs

    1985-1989

    Jets stats: 64 games played, 25 receptions, 262 yards, 1 TD

  • 21
    Jace Amaro
    5
    21

    Jace Amaro

    2014

    Jets stats: 14 games played, 38 receptions, 345 yards, 2 TDs

  • 22
    Ken Whisenhunt

    1991-1992

    Jets stats: 17 games played, 6 receptions, 45 yards, 0 TDs

  • 23
    Doug Jolley

    2005

    Jets stats: 16 games played, 29 receptions, 324 yards, 1 TD

  • 24
    Bubba Franks

    2008

    Jets stats: 8 games played, 6 receptions, 47 yards, 0 TDs

  • 25
    James Dearth

    2001-2009

    Jets stats: 144 games played, 3 receptions, 10 yards, 1 TD