Rich Cimini of ESPN is reporting that the Jets have come to terms with former Buffalo Bills tight end Tyler Kroft on a 1-year contract.
Caught 12 passes for 119 yards, 3 TDs in 2020. #Jets
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) March 19, 2021
Primarily a blocking tight end, the addition of Kroft could mean Ryan Griffin could be on his way out as Trevon Wesco is the favorite to take the team’s fullback spot in Mike Lafleur’s offense.
Kroft caught 12 passes for 119 yards and 3 TD’s last season and had his best offensive season back in 2017 with the Cincinnati Bengals when he posted 42 receptions for 404 yards and 7 touchdowns. The addition of the 6′ 6” gives the Jets yet another strong blocker which has become a trend with Gang Green’s free agent additions on offense thus far. Wide receivers Corey Davis and Keelan Cole are both high end blockers in the run game, meaning the addition of Kole could help spring some big gainers for the Jets on the ground this season.