The New York Jets have hired Brant Boyer, the assistant special teams coach for the Indianapolis Colts, as their new Special Teams Coach.
Obviously, I can feel your excitement. It's palpable. The great Brant Boyer. Super Bowl, here we come.
Just kidding. Boyer is a former player, and was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 1995 Expansion Draft. Here's this from his team bio:
Last season, Boyer helped coach two Associated Press First Team NFL All-Pro and Pro Bowl selections in punter Pat McAfee and kicker Adam Vinatieri. McAfee converted a career-high three onside kicks and set single-season franchise records for punts pinned inside the 20-yard line (30), net punting average (42.8) and kickoff touchbacks (70). Vinatieri made 30-of-31 field goals and at one point made 35 consecutive attempts, which was the fourth-longest streak in NFL history. In addition, he scored the third-highest single-season point total (140) in team history. The Colts special teams unit held opponents to the third-lowest average punt return (5.9) in the NFL in 2014.
He's worked for the Colts in the same capacity since 2012, and was an intern with the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns previously. This is obviously his first shot as a coordinator, so best of luck to Brant.