New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is uber talented, but his biggest accomplishment comes off the field.
The New York Jets have had an issue at tight end for years. Last season the Jets tried to solve it by claiming a reclamation project off of waivers in Austin Seferian-Jenkins.
While obviously talented, he had a range of issues with his former team the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. So much so that the former second-round pick was cut.
ASJ didn’t accomplish everything he wanted during the 2017 season, but he did show promise for the future. Currently he’s an impending free agent and is set to hit unrestricted free agency in March if his representatives and the Jets can’t consummate a deal.
But ASJ reached an even bigger milestone during the offseason and that would be reaching one year of sobriety. For those who don’t know, ASJ has battled some serious demons over the years with alcohol abuse. For more information on his story, you can check it out via our very own Billy McInerney here.
I speak on behalf of the majority of Jets fans who would love to see ASJ not only continue his sobriety, but also continue his Jets career with a fresh new contract extension.
Reflect. A word I became so familiar with 365 days ago. I had to reflect and evaluate where I… https://t.co/VwIov5A0Q6
— A. Seferian-Jenkins (@Aesj88) January 20, 2018
While on a more lighthearted note, the Jets are trying to win the whole darn thing!
— New York Jets (@nyjets) January 20, 2018
No, not the Super Bowl, but the NFL’s Celebration of the Year award. It came on a Thursday night early in the 2017 season where the Jets were feeling so good that they started dancing during a TV timeout. Not every member of the green and white has dance moves, but you have to give them an A+ for effort.