7 players the NY Jets have re-signed already in 2024

The Jets have brought back a few of their own

C.J. Mosley
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4. Thomas Morstead, P, NY Jets

The Jets finally have a reliable special-teams duo in punter Thomas Morstead and kicker Greg Zuerlein. Both players were free agents this offseason, but the Jets weren't going to let either go anywhere.

Morstead always felt like a safe bet to return. The longtime New Orleans Saints punter returned to the Jets last offseason to replace Braden Mann, this time permanently, and he put together one of the better seasons of his 15-year NFL career.

Morstead was a Pro Bowl alternate for the AFC, leading the entire NFL in punts and punt yards. His 48.8 yards per punt was the second-highest mark of his career — second only to his Pro Bowl season in 2012.

The Jets didn't waste any time re-signing Morstead, inking a deal with him on the first official day of free agency. Mortsead is now under contract with the Jets for the next two years and received a substantial pay raise.

3. Greg Zuerlein, K, NY Jets

While Zuerlein's return always seemed probable, there was at least an element of doubt regarding the former All-Pro. The Jets had signed kicker Austin Seibert to a reserve/futures deal in January, giving the organization a little leverage in negotiations.

In the end, the Jets didn't mess around, signing Zuerlein to a two-year, $8.4 million deal on the first day of the legal tampering period. Zuerlein's brilliance last season flew a bit under the radar.

The 36-year-old recorded the single-highest field-goal percentage by a kicker in Jets history, connecting on 35-of-38 field-goal attempts for a ridiculous 92.1 percentage.

Zuerlein has been outstanding in his first two seasons with the Jets, missing just two extra points and breaking multiple franchise records. He and Morstead should continue to form one of the best specialist duos in the NFL in 2024.