The player needed a change of scenery and the offer was right.
You’ve got to understand something – Joe Douglas knows Chris Herndon has talent and wasn’t going to give him away. He wasn’t going to take a conditional late pick, and was able to land a fourth-round pick from the Minnesota Vikings for the tight end. The Jets also sent a sixth-round pick to the Vikings in the deal.
Douglas doesn’t make decisions based on social media where Herndon wasn’t popular. Some writers and fans might think Herndon is a bad player, but Douglas and the Vikings don’t share their opinion.
Herndon had a good camp. He’s a mobile tight end who can threaten all parts of the field, and is also very good blocker.
He had a bad stretch at the beginning of last year, but to his credit, got his act together, and played well down the stretch.
So while some people don’t understand how the Jets got a fourth-round pick for the player, it does makes sense.
Yes, he had an up-and-down stint with the Jets, but he flashed at times, there is no shortage of talent, and there is a good chance he helps the Vikings.
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