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Jimmie Johnson returns for his third season as the Jets tight ends coach, originally joining the staff in 2015. In two seasons under Johnson, the tight ends have helped block for a rushing attack that has produced 114.7 yards per game, the eighth best average in the league.

Jimmie Johnson returns for his third season as the Jets tight ends coach, originally joining the staff in 2015. In two seasons under Johnson, the tight ends have helped block for a rushing attack that has produced 114.7 yards per game, the eighth best average in the league.

Last season (2016), in-season waiver claim Austin Seferian-Jenkins posted eight of his 10 catches with the Jets over his final five contests.

Prior to joining the Jets, Johnson spent eight seasons as the MIN tight ends coach, utilizing a variety of different players in his time there. During his time in MIN, four different tight ends led the group in receptions, including Jermaine Wiggins (2006), Visanthe Shiancoe (2007-11), Kyle Rudolph (2012) and John Carlson (2013). Under Johnson, Shiancoe posted 208 catches for 2,424 yards and 24 touchdowns in five seasons, despite amassing just 35 catches for 253 yards and three touchdowns in the four seasons prior to joining MIN. In his final two seasons with Johnson, Rudolph, a former second-round selection, posted 12 touchdowns. Although he missed eight games in those two seasons, Rudolph’s 12 touchdowns tied for the fifth-most among tight ends in the NFL. In their time under Johnson, MIN tight ends also excelled in the red zone, producing 36 touchdowns on just 75 targets, or almost half a touchdown per target, the best in the league.

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