The New York Jets have claimed kicker Jason Myers, recently waived by the Seattle Seahawks, and waived wide receiver Jonah Trinnaman in a corresponding roster move to make room for Myers.
Jason Myers is a 27 year old, 5’ 10”, 190 pound kicker out of Marist College. Myers spent three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2015 through 2017. During that time he connected on a decent 81% of his field attempts, including 10 of 19 from 50+ yards out, but was a miserable 86% on extra point attempts.
The Myers signing suggests two things. First, Cairo Santos, who has been injured through most of training camp, appears to not be all that close to returning to full health. Second, the Jets do not appear to trust Taylor Bertolet with the kicking duties going forward.
Signing a below average kicker who is terrible at extra points at this stage of the preseason does not inspire confidence in the Jets kicking game. One can only hope Santos will return soon and put any lingering doubts to rest.