The New York Jets are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. The Jets compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league’s American Football Conference East division.
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Nick Folk penned and signed a one-year contract with the New York Jets under Head coach Rex Ryan who mocked Folk’s early performances during the team’s offseason workouts.
Folk became the first Jets kicker to kick five field goals in a home game since Pat Leahy achieved the feat in 1984. Folk set a franchise record for the longest kick, making a career-long kick of 56 yards against the Denver Broncos on October 17.
The Jets signed Pat Leahy as a free agent after Bobby Howfield suffered a leg injury. He began on a standby basis until replacing Howfield. He ranked third in scoring in NFL history, was the Jets’ all-time leading scorer, with 1,470 points, and scored 100 points or more in seven seasons.
Over the course of his career, Leahy completed 71.4% of his field-goal attempts and 95.5% of his extra points. He currently ranks 24th on the list of highest NFL career-scoring leaders.
Catanzaro signed with the New York Jets on March 10, 2017. In Week 4 that same year, the Jets were playing at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The game went into overtime with a score of 20–20.
Catanzaro had missed a 45-yard field goal earlier in the game. With only 32 seconds left in overtime, he drilled a 41-yard field goal to win the game. On October 8, 2017, in Week 5, Catanzaro kicked a 57-yard field goal, the longest in Jets franchise history.
Bullock was signed as a free agent by the New York Jets after veteran Nick Folk suffered a quadriceps injury the previous game and was placed on injured reserve. In 2015, Bullock kicked two field goals, including the game-winner against the Dallas Cowboys.
Bullock missed an extra point and a field goal against Dallas. On December 27, 2015, Bullock scored 8 points against the New England Patriots, including a 49-yard attempt to tie the game in the final minutes of the 4th quarter.
The New York Jets first signed Sam Ficken on September 10, 2019, and re-signed him on April 23, 2020. He was placed on injured reserve on November 24, 2020, with a groin injury.
On December 19, 2020, Ficken was activated off of the injured reserve. On January 2, 2021, Ficken was waived by the Jets in favor of Chase McLaughlin for the final game of the season.