With former Seattle Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham signing with the Green Bay Packers earlier this week, and his backup Luke Wilson reported to have met with the Carolina Panthers, many fans wanted Seattle to add former University of Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins. ASJ visited the Seahawks on Wednesday before hopping on a flight to Jacksonville, and reports have now emerged that ASJ and the Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms on a contract.
The #Jaguars are signing former #Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins to a 2-year worth $10M, source said. He can make up to $11M. @Schultz_Report on it first.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2018
Coming out of college ASJ was a physical specimen believed to have great upside potential because of the combination of his size and athleticism, however, he has not been able to put those two together at the NFL level. Between injury issues and off field problems, ASJ has averaged only 9.5 games, 26.25 receptions and 267.5 yards per season during his four years in the NFL.
In signing with Jacksonville ASJ will return to the state where he originally began his professional career, Florida, and will look to pair with many of the other young, athletically talented players on the Jags roster, including Leonard Fournette, Blake Bortles and the recently added All Pro guard Andrew Norwell.