Could help the Jets’ passing game if used more Dan Leberfeld

This I never understood.

We are talking about a player who runs 4.52 in the 40 and can stretch the seam, but he was an afterthought in the passing game.

Talking about tight end Daniel Brown, who re-signed with the Jets today.

Brown was on the Jets the last two years, and had seven catches in 2019, and two last year.

His main role was on special teams where he got high marks, but it’s baffling why the Jets didn’t throw to the 6-5, 247-pound James Madison-product more. The former college wide receiver has good speed, runs terrific routes and has very good hands.

Look, I’m not making him into Tony Gonzalez, but this is a tight end who can threaten all parts of the field with his speed, so why not use him more in the passing game?

Perhaps this will change moving forward with a new coaching staff.

Under new offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur, the Jets are installing an offense similar to Kyle Shanahan’s system in San Francisco, a scheme that features the tight ends a lot in the passing game.


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