Vikings trade for Jets TE Chris Herndon

The Vikings have solved their TE issue, as they are trading for promising Jets TE Chris Herndon.

Related players: Irv Smith, Tyler Kroft, Ryan Griffin

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The Jets will get draft pick compensation, sources say. As the tweet says, Herndon steps right in following Smith’s knee injury. Smith's timetable is still up in the air and the Vikings needed to address the position. Herndon has been highly-touted, but never really lived up to the hype after a rookie season where he caught 39 balls for over 500 yards and four TDs in 2018. He was hurt for 2019 and last year caught 31 balls for 287 yards and three TDs and recently fell behind Kroft in the pecking order.

As for the Jets, this is not a shocking move. Kroft has been one of the bigger surprises of the spring. He has seen a lot of time with the starting unit and caught two TD passes from Zach Wilson against the Packers a couple of weeks ago. Griffin is the Jets TE2.

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