Griffin wasn't targeted in Sunday's 28-14 loss to New England. He finishes the season with nine catches for 86 yards. Griffin scored a career-high five touchdowns while spending much of last season as New York's top tight end, but he failed to find the end zone as the backup to a healthy Chris Herndon this year. With two more years remaining on his contract, Griffin should reprise his depth role with the Jets next season.
Griffin was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. Griffin missed last week's win over the Browns, but he'll return to the lineup for the season finale against the Patriots. The 30-year-old tight end has averaged 26.1 offensive snaps per game. He currently has career lows in receptions (nine) and receiving yards (86) in a season.
The Jets placed Griffin on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Griffin's placement on the reserve list could mean either that he's either tested positive for COVID-19 or been deemed a close contact of an infected person. If the veteran tight end is unable to gain clearance in time for Sunday's game against the Browns, Trevon Wesco and Daniel Brown would serve as the top backup options behind starting tight end Chris Herndon.
Griffin caught both of his targets for 31 yards in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Raiders. Griffin was the only Jets tight end to be targeted by quarterback Sam Darnold, as New York went run-heavy in the loss. With just nine catches for 86 yards and no touchdowns this season, Griffin's unlikely to play a prominent role in Week 14 against the Seahawks.
Griffin wasn't targeted in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Chargers. Meanwhile, starting tight end Chris Herndon stirred from his season-long slumber and scored his first touchdown of the year. Regardless of Herndon's production, Griffin should remain an afterthought in the low-octane Jets offense moving forward.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/19||New England Patriots||7||6.13|
|7||10/24||@New England Patriots||7||6.13|
|14||12/12||New Orleans Saints||18||7.56|
|17||01/02||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||21||7.80|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||32||22||237||2||13||10.77||35|