16 Oct Getting to Know New York Jets Kicker Jason Myers
Jason Myers converted all seven of his field-goal attempts to go with a trio of extra points in this past Sunday’s 42-34 win over the Colts. He’s converted 16 of 17 field-goal tries through six weeks, so expect Myers to get some opportunities against the Vikings in Week 7. It was the most FG yardage (274) in a single game in NFL history.
Previous high: Greg Zuerlein (271, 2017) and Chris Boniol (271, 1996).
Myers’ 24 total points are the second-highest single-game total by a player who did not score a touchdown in NFL history. Only the Titans’ Rob Bironas, who holds the mark with eight field goals in a game, had more: 26 on Oct. 21, 2007.Both had 7 FGs. Myers hit field goals from 30, 48, 32, 37, 45, 37 and 45 yards to break the Jets record previously held by Jim Turner (1968) — the kicker for the Super Bowl champions — and Bobby Howfield (1972).
The Jaguars kept Myers until six games were gone last season.
The Jets claimed him off waivers from Seattle in August, and he’s been great so far this season.
Born: May 12, 1991 (age 27) Chula Vista, California
Height: 5 ft 10
On March 3, 2015, Myers signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars 2018
How does it feel to be a New York Jet? I am incredibly excited, and blessed to be joining a great organization.
At what point in your life did you think you can make the NFL? How have you found your way to the New York Jets this season from a small college like Marist? It’s been a long road for me just to get to the NFL. But that stuff in the past has helped make me who I am as a player and kicker. I cherished my time at Marist, even though it kind of made my road a little bit harder.
How much pressure is involved in being a kicker. So many times you can be the reason why the team wins or loses? There’s pressure, but you’ve got to take it one moment at a time. You’ve just got to keep making them and have a calm demeanor.
How are you able to remain so consistent under such competitive circumstances? That’s what we train for. When my teammates are great it makes my job easy. If you get caught looking too far ahead, stuff goes downhill. I’m just going one kick at a time.