- Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
Nick Folk has been announced as the AFC special teams player of the week for the second time in the 2013 season. The last time he was special teams player of the week was when he kicked that last second game winning field goal against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the return of Darrelle Revis to Metlife Stadium. The Folk Hero, as he is referred to by fans and Rex Ryan alike, has been the epitome of clutch this season. I think it would be safe to say that he has played a major part in all of 5 wins year.
Despite only making one field goal of 50+ yards this year, “Mr. Perfect” Nick Folk, has gone 23 of 23 in field goal attempts, and 14 of 14 in extra points. In a team with such limited talent on the offensive side of the ball, you cannot understate the value of Nick Folk. Nick Folk has accounted for 83 of the total 231 points scored by the New York Jets this season. That’s 36% of our total points scored being generated from Nick Folks’ right leg. The only other time I remember a kicker being this big of a contributor in terms of points and the team’s success would be when Matt Prater was knocking through all those field goals in 2011. It seems only yesterday Tim Tebow took the Denver Broncos to the playoffs. Our success will be dependent in large part to the success of Nick Folk. The Jets fans thank you for your stability and dependability as our kicker. Thank you Nick and keep up the good work.