INDIANAPOLIS IN - JANUARY 08: Place kicker Nick Folk #2 and Steve Weatherford #9 of the New York Jets celebrates after Folk successfully kicked a game-winning a 32-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to win 17-16 against the Indianapolis Colts during their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Lucas Oil Stadium on January 8 2011 in Indianapolis Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
He’ll get a chance to add to his burgeoning legend in 2011. Folk’s agents tweeted that their client and the Jets agreed to terms on a one-year contract Wednesday. No financial terms have been disclosed at this point.
They must see something the rest of us are missing. He was inconsistent on field goals. He was inconsistent on kickoffs and will probably be a liability even with the new kickoff rules. The only other kicker on the roster is Nick "At Nite" Novak (that's actually his nickname). Novak's track record might be even less consistent than Folk's.
Tell me there is some undrafted free agent out there the Jets can bring in to compete for the job. I do not have anything against Folk personally. I am just really surprised and somewhat puzzled by the move.