Last season for the NY Jets, kicker Nick Folk went down to an unfortunate injury but make no mistake about it, he still performed when his number was called.
When it comes to one position on the football team at any level you, wouldn’t think the kicker position is very important until you see the points not being put on the board? Never underestimate just how important a reliable kicker is when it comes to football.
The Jets really struggled this season in finding a consistent kicker once Nick Folk went down with a major quadriceps injury. They tried to find replacements but weren’t able to find a kicker who was consistent enough to give the Jets the points they needed.
No one was able to fill Folk’s shoes because the Jets went through two kickers that were just barely good enough to get the job done. When Folk was on the field he was always able to produce in the key spots when the team needed it. Throughout the start of his career he was inconsistent but when he came to the Jets it seemed that his career took a turn in the right direction.
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The only thing he needs to maybe work on based from last season is maybe working on making field goals that are further than what he normally makes. Folk also needs to look in possibly working on his short game because it has become a big problem for the closer field goals.
Last season, Folk played in just eight games and totaled 13/16 field goals made which made him hit around 81.3% of his kicks.
His longest field goal was 55 yards as he will look to come back next season and prove he won’t miss a beat.
Overall, Folk will have a bounce back season in 2016 and will make his way back to being a Pro Bowl kicker.