C.J. Uzomah was 11th among all tight ends in route participation (73.1%) in 2021, while playing with the Cincinnati Bengals.
On Monday, Uzomah signed a three-year deal with the NY Jets, worth $24 million.
Uzomah only managed to turn in three TE1 scoring weeks, but he also led all tight ends in scoring in two of those weeks.
Uzomah also found more work to close the season, receiving at least 15% of the team targets in each of the seven games prior to being injured in the AFC Championship, turning in games of 6-64-1 and 7-71-0 in the postseason before that game.
That performance and finish landed him a three-year contract with the Jets, a team starved for tight end production.
Jets’ tight ends combined for 50 catches for 534 yards and three touchdowns last season.
Uzomah was a fantasy TE2 in a strong Cincinnati offense, so there is no way to elevate him to starting status with the Jets.
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