The Tampa Bay Buccaneers mostly went with a short passing game in the first half against the Atlanta Falcons, but immediately flipped the script after half. Three throws, three completions, 72 yards and a touchdown. Boom.
Two of those catches went to Mike Evans, who’d barely been targeted in the first half. But the third and best throw went straight to Austin Seferian-Jenkins, the tight end who’d been so maligned this offseason.
And ASJ showed up: look at that catch! That’s exactly why you can’t keep him off the field. No other Bucs tight end can do that, and none of them can threaten the deep middle of the field the way Seferian-Jenkins can.
Now the third-year tight end just needs to get his mind right, get on the field more, and perform consistently. If he can do that, he could be very good.