Two days after Kaare Vedvik's disastrous National Football League debut, the Jets have signed Sam Ficken, who was cut recently by the Green Bay Packers. He is 3-for-6 on field goals and 14-for-15 on PATs in four career games with the Rams (in 2017 and 2018).
You might remember that the Jets had a Pro Bowl kicker in Jason Myers but former GM Mike Maccagnan, who was sacked in May, opted not to re-sign him in the offseason.
Ficken is the fourth kicker the Jets have had over the last month.
Following the Jets signed free agent Sam Ficken, who won the tryout that included several other free agents.
Ficken, 26, spent training camp with the Packers and attempted only one field goal in the preseason and five extra points.
Jets head coach Adam Gase expressed his frustration in his team's kicking performance after NY lost by a point in their season-opener. "We haven't performed well", Gase said Monday of the kicking situation. The Jets let kicker Jason Myers walk in free agency, a Pro Bowler, and have had four kickers thus far this season. But they had some help from Vedvik.
So who's the new kicker? A familiar face in Taylor Bertolet was brought back only for him to prove that he wasn't the answer after a disastrous summer.
The Jets loved Vedvik's leg strength, thinking they could get him right in a week for the opener. I'm not talking about what happened in the past.