C.J. Uzomah is the New York Jets’ newest tight end
Joe Douglas and the New York Jets have made a big addition to their talent-hungry tight end room.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jets have agreed to terms with former Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah on a three-year, $24 million deal.
Former Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah intends to sign a three-year, $24 million deal with the New York Jets, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2022
Uzomah, who recently turned 29, just had a career-best year with the Bengals during their run to the Super Bowl. In 16 games, he was targeted 63 times and posted career-highs of 49 receptions, 493 yards, and five touchdowns.
In four playoff games, Uzomah added 15 receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown on only 18 targets.
A fifth-round pick of Cincinnati in the 2015 draft, Uzomah was one of the longest-tenured Bengals during the franchise’s shocking AFC Championship season in 2021. He’s been a decently reliable pass-catcher and blocker for Cincinnati, playing in 79 career games and starting 61 of those.
According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Jets may not be done adding talent to the tight end room.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 14, 2022
Uzomah brings life to a barren tight end room in New York. The Jets got only 524 receiving yards and three touchdowns of their tight ends in 2021, making it a clear need.
Ryan Griffin, Trevon Wesco, and Kenny Yeboah are the only notable tight ends that the Jets had under contract. Tyler Kroft is a free agent.
New York has now made four signings since the beginning of the legal tampering period, and all four came on offense. The Jets signed former 49ers guard Laken Tomlinson while re-signing wide receiver Braxton Berrios and running back Tevin Coleman.