The Jets have added another tight end. The team is signing Tyler Conklin, reports NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport (on Twitter). It’s a three-year deal worth $21MM, according to Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com (on Twitter).
The former fifth-round pick had spent his entire career with the Vikings, missing only a single regular season game in his four years with the team. Conklin mostly served as a blocker and special team specialist, but he had a breakout offensive season in 2021. The 26-year-old finished the campaign with 61 catches for 593 yards and three touchdowns.
In New York, he’ll be joining a revamepd depth chart that’s led by free agent signing C.J. Uzomah. The Jets are also rostering Ryan Griffin, Trevon Wesco, Kenny Yeboah, and Brandon Dillon, while Tyler Kroft is currently a free agent. Conklin will likely slide in behind Uzomah.
Uzomah’s former team, the Bengals, were among the organizations pursuing Conklin before he landed in New York (per Garafolo on Twitter).