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Jets lose Jason Myers to the Seahawks

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The Jets are in the market for a new kicker. Pro Bowler Jason Myers is heading to Seattle on a four year contract.

That’s not bad considering the Seahawks cut Myers in August after he lost a preseason kicking battle to Sebastian Janikowski.

Myers moved to the Jets. It seemed like he was a place filler for the end of the preseason until the team found an upgrade. Surprisingly, he kept the job into the regular season. Even more surprisingly he had a stellar season, connecting on 33 of 36 field goal attempts. Impressively he was 6 of 7 on attempts 50 yards or longer.

I am sure letting Myers leave will be unpopular. I understand why you might feel that way, but I can’t fault the Jets for their decision.

Why? Kicker performance wildly fluctuates from year to year. Myers was just an 81% kicker in his career prior to this season with a ghastly 86.4% conversion rate on extra points. Players tend to regress after career years, and quality kickers are always available for cheap...just as Myers was back in August.

The pleasure was all ours, Jason.