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New York Jets History: Mickey Shuler Might Have Been the Team's Finest Tight End

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As we approach the season, we are going to count down the history of Jets jersey numbers along with some of the notable players to wear each number. Today we will look at number 82.

Through time, the tight end position has frequently been a point of frustration for the Jets and their fans. One notable exception was the period in which the team had Mickey Shuler at the position. Shuler was a third round pick out of Penn State in 1979 and lasted twelve seasons with the Jets, landing in a pair of Pro Bowls.

Shuler caught 437 passes and 37 touchdowns during his time with the Jets. Both of those put him sixth all-time in Jets history. Among tight ends, he has the most receptions and second most touchdowns behind Jerome Barkum.

After twelve years in New York, Shuler spent the last two seasons of his career with the Eagles. He is now involved with numerous charitable causes.