In the midst of a resurgent season in New York, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins has thought about his future with the Jets.
Speaking to Connor Hughes of NJ.com, Seferian-Jenkins said he is grateful for the opportunity the team gave him and he hopes to remain with the Jets for the foreseeable future.
"I would love to be here long term," Seferian-Jenkins said. "I love this place. I consider this home for me."
Originally drafted by the Buccaneers in the second round in 2014, Seferian-Jenkins was cut early in 2016 after a DUI charge. He was picked up by the Jets in late September and reeled in 10 catches. But this year through five games played, he has 26 catches -- including three touchdowns -- for 173 yards.
The 25-year-old said he's put in extra effort this year to prove his worth to a team that took a chance on him.
"I owe this team so much," Seferian-Jenkins said. "They gave me an opportunity when I was down and out. I was having a hard time, and they worked with me. They helped me get right."