New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. says his goal is to catch 100 balls this season even though he’s done nothing in the NFL over the past couple of years.
“I averaged around 72 (catches per season over my career),” Winslow said on Friday, via the New York Daily News. “My job is to just make plays. When it comes my way, just make the play. I can exceed that. My goal is always to catch 100 balls. Haven’t done it yet, but that’s my goal. I want to come close.”
Winslow had some serious knee issues in the past and believes the Jets will manage his workload in camp.
“I’m sure they have a plan for me,” said Winslow, who warmed up and cooled down at Mark Sanchez’s annual Jets West passing camp by biking a few laps around the track. “I’ll be in shape. They’ll take care of me.”
Winslow says he’s ready to contribute.
“I feel the same like every year,” Winslow said. “Nothing has really changed. It’s all about maintaining and keeping my legs strong. I feel good. This is a great opportunity for me.”
“I’m just coming in trying to be a piece to the puzzle and make plays for the team,” he later added. “I’m lucky to have a job so I’m just happy to be back.”
Winslow admits he has to catch up with learning the Jets offense.
“I’m behind in the offense,” Winslow said. “I had a three-day minicamp. So I got to catch up. This is good for me learning the offense and seeing what Mark’s about and how he handles himself. I’m real impressed.”