The writing appeared on the wall after the team claimed former Jaguar Chase McLaughlin off of waivers on Monday. Head coach Adam Gase also mentioned Sam Ficken could return from injured reserve this week. Castillo has been filling in for Ficken.
On field goal tries, Castillo made six field goals out of seven attempts. The only miss came on a blocked kick against the Kansas City Chiefs. Ficken returned but reinjured his groin. Castillo only made two of six field goals in the past three games and went two of three on extra points.
McLaughlin is the Jets’ fourth kicker in the last two seasons and sixth in the last four seasons.
It seemed as though Castillo could be the Jets’ future kicker. But, that didn’t come to fruition.