Adam Gase’s coaching staff will contain at least one holdover from the Todd Bowles era. Special teams coach Brant Boyer has signed an extension with the team.
Rather than potentially lose special teams coach Brant Boyer after next season, the #Jets and Boyer agreed to an extension today, source said. Multiple teams were interested in hiring him if Gase didn't retain him.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 13, 2019
Boyer joined the Jets prior to the 2016 season after the firing of Bobby April. His first two years in New York were uneven, but Jets special teams grew into one of the top units in the league in 2018. The unit produced a pair of Pro Bowlers in return man Andre Roberts and kicker Jason Myers. It was one of the most surprising developments of the season as special teams were generally viewed as a weakness entering the season.
After the divisive hiring of Gase, this will likely be a popular move Jets fans can agree upon.
Boyer previously served as assistant special teams coach for the Indianapolis Colts from 2012 through 2015. He also played in the NFL from 1995 through 2003 for the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Cleveland Browns.