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The Best New York Jets Tight Ends Of All Time

Updated August 23, 2019 1.3k votes 137 voters 5.5k 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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  • Mickey Shuler1

    1978-1989

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

  • Jerome Barkum2

    1972-1983

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

  • Dustin Keller3

    2008-2012

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

  • Rich Caster4

    1970-1977

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

  • Pete Lammons5
    31
    13

    Pete Lammons

    1966-1971

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

  • Chris Baker6

    2002-2008

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

  • Johnny Mitchell7

    1992-1995

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

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins8

    2016-2017

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

  • Chris Herndon9

    2018

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

  • Anthony Becht10

    2000-2004

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

  • Dee Mackey11
    16
    10

    Dee Mackey

    1963-1965

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

  • Fred Baxter12
    17
    14

    Fred Baxter

    1993-2000

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

  • Jeff Cumberland13
    15
    18

    Jeff Cumberland

    2010-2015

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

  • Eric Tomlinson14
    11
    15

    Eric Tomlinson

    2016-2018

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

  • Kyle Brady15

    1995-1998

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

  • Rocky Klever16
    9
    21

    Rocky Klever

    1983-1987

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

  • James Thornton17
    5
    15

    James Thornton

    1993-1994

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

  • Kellen Winslow II18

    2013

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

  • Mark Boyer19
    6
    21

    Mark Boyer

    1990-1992

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

  • Bubba Franks20

    2008

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

  • Doug Jolley21

    2005

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

  • Thurlow Cooper22
    5
    18

    Thurlow Cooper

    1960-1962

    Jets stats: 41 games played, 36 receptions, 491 yards, 8 TDs

  • Billy Griggs23
    5
    18

    Billy Griggs

    1985-1989

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

  • Jace Amaro24
    5
    19

    Jace Amaro

    2014

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

  • Ken Whisenhunt25

    1991-1992

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