Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins throws some pretty serious shade at his former team and offense, the New York Jets.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins is now an employee of the Jacksonville Jaguars. This is the same 25-year-old tight end who put up a career-season with the New York Jets a season ago (357 yards, three touchdowns on 50 receptions).
ASJ is now throwing shade at his former team—and he’s not wrong.
In response to Twitter user @jetsfan29, Seferian-Jenkins made reference to the idea that the Jets in 2017 never allowed him to actually march down the field.
I love my ppl ! No hate in my heart ! Ima put up 64 catches 1000 yards 10 TDS …. I’m silence the Yac ….. cuz ima finally be allowed to go down field and be the primary read https://t.co/N12UVEBedx
— A. Seferian-Jenkins (@Aesj88) May 5, 2018
With a whopping (from an awful point of view) 7.1 yards per reception, Seferian-Jenkins’ average finished epically on the low side.
Whether it was Todd Bowles’ chirping, the personnel or offensive coordinator John Morton, the Josh McCown-led Jets were anything but aggressive. It was the running game blended with short, well-timed organized passing schemes that never stretched the defense.
In fact, the only time the defense was ever stretched was when Robby Anderson was called in a 9-route to burn the Cover 3 or straight-up man-to-man.
But hey, be careful what you wish for.
ASJ’s new quarterback is now a guy by the name of Blake Bortles—hardly a name that’ll live on in quarterback lore. Sure, he surprised many by marching his ultra-talented Jags to the AFC title game in 2017, but has yet to get past the point of below-average during the 16-game slate.
Allowing Austin Seferian-Jenkins to leave via free agency was a strange move by the New York Jets, but there’s still a season to be played and thus, played out to see what unfolds in terms of the vertical-threat tight end wanting to crush those NFL seam patterns.