The New York Jets have gotten the least production out of the tight end position over the past decade, but that could be set to change following a big splash in free agency. The Jets managed to lure one of the best available options at the position in free agency, signing former Cincinnati Bengals star CJ Uzomah to a three-year contract. According to Adam Schefter, the tight end will earn $24 million throughout the course of his deal.

This is a huge get for the Jets, who had little to no production from their tight-end corps in 2021. Their leading receiver at the position was Ryan Griffin, who caught just 27 passes, followed by Tyler Kroft who had 16. Uzomah is coming off a season with a career-high 49 receptions, and was a huge contributor in the Bengals' run to the Super Bowl.

His 493 receiving yards were more than Griffin and Kroft recorded combined last season, so his presence will be a significant upgrade, and will also be a blessing for second-year quarterback Zach Wilson. Uzomah could potentially serve as a safety net for Wilson, who didn't have a reliable big-bodied wide receiver to target during his rookie year.

In addition to signing Uzomah, the Jets also re-signed Braxton Berrios and moved to add Laken Tomlinson from the 49ers. It was a busy day for the Jets, but none of their moves were more important than adding the 29-year-old tight end, who is coming off his best-ever season. Wilson and the rest of the offense should be thrilled at the prospect of adding a player like Uzomah in NFL free agency.