Chris Herndon
Chris Herndon
23-Year-Old Tight EndTE
New York Jets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Herndon may well find himself contributing right away for a Jets team that let starting 2017 tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins walk in free agency. The rookie fourth-rounder out of Miami could have perhaps gone even higher on draft day if not for a late-season MCL tear that prevented him from strutting his stuff at the combine. Herndon is back at full health and has been participating in OTAs without any limitations, so look for the pass-catching tight end to compete for the starting gig with the likes of Clive Walford, Jordan Leggett and Eric Tomlinson. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $3.17 million contract with the Jets in May of 2018.
Praised by new head coach
TENew York Jets
March 7, 2019
Incoming Jets head coach Adam Gase referred to Herndon as a "unicorn" at last weekend's NFL Scouting Combine, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports.
Herndon was considered a raw prospect coming out of Miami (Fla.) last year after a collegiate career in which he was largely overshadowed by former Hurricane teammate and 2017 first-rounder David Njoku. However, the 2018 fourth-rounder wound up having a surprisingly productive rookie season (39/502/4) in which he was the No. 9 overall graded tight end by Pro Football Focus -- not to mention the Jets' highest-graded offensive player overall. Gase comparing him to a mythical creature might be a bit of a stretch, but Herndon nonetheless had some extremely impressive moments as a rookie -- like his one-handed catch in traffic against Green Bay in Week 16 -- and he appears to have a strong connection with quarterback Sam Darnold. The one knock on his rising stock is a possible suspension for a DWI charge, but the 23-year-old Herndon otherwise profiles as an intriguing prospect ahead of the 2019 campaign.
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How do Chris Herndon's 2018 advanced stats compare to other tight ends?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
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How often does Chris Herndon run a route when on the field for a pass play?
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Chris Herndon
300 routes   56 targets
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1 route   0 targets
138 routes   25 targets
61 routes   8 targets
100 routes   14 targets
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Suspension on tap
TENew York Jets
January 9, 2019
Herndon is likely to face at least a two-game suspension after pleading guilty Wednesday to a DWI charge dating back to last June, Darryl Slater of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
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Tops 500 yards as rookie
TENew York Jets
December 30, 2018
Herndon was held to an eight-yard catch on three targets in Sunday's 38-3 loss to New England. He finishes his rookie season with 502 yards and four touchdowns on 39 catches.
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Career-high yardage total in loss
TENew York Jets
December 23, 2018
Herndon caught six of seven targets for 82 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 44-38 overtime loss to Green Bay.
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Three catches Week 15
TENew York Jets
December 15, 2018
Herndon caught three of four targets for 53 yards in Saturday's 29-22 loss to the Texans.
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Quiet in Buffalo
TENew York Jets
December 9, 2018
Herndon was held to one catch for 14 yards on two targets in Sunday's 27-23 win over the Bills.
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