Josh Brown decided to be a Jet, because the competition will be based on performance, not salary, as they make similar amounts on their one year deals, Folk $765,000, and Josh Brown $855,000.
“If Nick and I are close, they make a comfort decision,” Brown said. “It’s not an issue of money, it’s an issue of performance — and it should be an issue of performance. This was the best opportunity to where I would totally get a chance to be judged solely on performance.”
You can see a comparison of their stats on a previous post we did by clicking here.
Being scrutinized like this is foreign to Brown, but he wants to instill confidence in his coaches:
“It’s very foreign,” he said. “I want to impress every single day. I want to know what they’re getting. I want them to have confidence that, when I go on the field, they don’t have to watch.”
This is music to the ears of Jets fans. As many big kicks as Nick Folk has made, we all know about the acid reflux he can get going in our stomachs. This will be a very interesting competition to watch in camp and it will do one of two things. It will either push Folk to be better, or give us a more consistent kicker in Josh Brown.
Either one works.