Jets Retain Brant Boyer As Special Teams Coordinator

Per Tom Pelissero, the Jets are retaining special teams coordinator Brant Boyer. Boyer survives his second coaching change since being hired in 2016.

As Robert Saleh‘s staff takes shape, he elected to go with continuity. The longest-tenured coach on the Jets happens to be Boyer.

As a matter of fact, most people expected Boyer to be fired. His special teams unit underachieved last season after having an awesome 2019. In 2020, the unit ranked in the bottom four of the NFL in Special Teams DVOA.

Both kickers in Sam Ficken and Sergio Castillo combined to kick 75 percent on field goals and 83 percent on extra points.

Punt returner Braxton Berrios averaged 8.6 yards per return meanwhile the kick return tandem averaged 19.8 yards per return.

Despite a bad 2020, Brant Boyer has had success as a special teams coordinator. Both kick returner Andre Roberts and kicker Jason Myers made Pro Bowls in 2020. Roberts also led the NFL in kick return yards and made the All-Pro first team.

Unfortunately, the Jets let both players walk in free agency.

The Jets did try to improve this season with personnel in the special teams department. The team drafted Texas A&M punter Braden Mann in the sixth round. He averaged 43.9 yards per punt and led the league in overall punt yards.

 

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