The Jets have traded tight end Chris Herndon to the Minnesota Vikings per Ian Rapoport.
The #Vikings have solved their TE issue, as they are trading for promising #Jets TE Chris Herndon in exchange for draft pick compensation, sources say. Agent @malkikawa later confirmed the deal. Herndon steps right in following Irv Smith’s knee injury.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2021
Herndon was selected in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft and put together an impressive rookie season, totaling 39 catches for 502 yards and 4 touchdowns. He seemed to get better each week as the season progressed.
It was a promising start to his career. Unfortunately it’s also where the promise ended. 2019 and 2020 were lost seasons for Herndon. He only got onto the field for a single game in his second NFL season due to a four game suspension and a pair of serious injuries. In 2020 he returned but looked like a sub-replacement level player. He looked like a shell of the player who showed promise as a rookie incapable of doing anything effectively.
We await the specifics of the compensation but given what I stated above and Herndon’s status in the final year of his contract I can’t imagine it’s much.