The team has also claimed defensive lineman Trevon Coley off of waivers from the Arizona Cardinals.
So far this season, he has hit four of five field goals, a 52 yarder being his longest. McLaughlin has hit three of four extra-point attempts, averaging out to 75 percent of field goals made.
This comes a day after temporary incumbent Sergio Castillo had a horrific game versus the Seattle Seahawks. Castillo only hit one field goal out of four attempts yesterday. This clearly doesn’t bode well for him.
Meanwhile, Sam Ficken is inching closer to his return from injured reserve.
Yesterday, Jets head coach Adam Gase mentioned in his post-game presser that he would figure out the team’s kicking situation this week during personal meetings.
For his career, Chase McLaughlin has hit 22 field goals in 28 attempts, averaging out to 78.5 percent efficiency. On extra points, he has hit 29 in just 30 attempts, averaging out to 96.6 percent efficiency.
This does bring up a bigger discussion, though.
The Jets have been an utter disaster since letting Jason Myers walk in 2019 free agency. The team has gone through a span of five kickers.
Taylor Bertolet lasted until the end of the 2019 preseason. Kaare Vedvik only lasted Week One versus the Buffalo Bills. Surprisingly, Sam Ficken made it through the entire year but was inconsistent. Sergio Castillo signed when Ficken was hurt. Now, Chase McLaughlin has been assigned mop-up duty for the Jets kicking woes.
General manager Joe Douglas has not done a good job of evaluating the kicker position.