The New York Jets have put the franchise tag on kicker Nick Folk, which will ensure the player known as “Folk Hero” will be paid among the top five kickers in the league. And now the Jets are showing him the money. But they need to show him more.
Nick Folk kicked his way to a big pay raise with the New York Jets. The Jets placed the franchise tag on the reliable kicker Friday after he had perhaps the best season of his seven-year NFL career.
Ed Reed is unsure what his football future holds. The veteran safety would like to keep playing, and for Rex Ryan and the Jets. Retirement can’t be ruled out, either.
The Jets and Giants’ seasons end on Sunday, of course. But neither squad should go unrepresented on Friday night when the NFL announces its Pro Bowl squad at 9 p.m.
If the weather takes a nosedive leading up to this Super Bowl, the turf crew will keep the field warm and dry with heaters and blowers under a tarp.
“We embrace the challenges, this team,” tight end Konrad Reuland said. “We truly believe we can beat any team we line up against.”
Rex Ryan’s defense outperformed twin Rob’s unit as the New York Jets upset the New Orleans Saints 26-20 Sunday.
The “push-gate” saga between the Jets and Patriots took another turn for the surreal on Wednesday when Rex Ryan responded to Bill Belichick’s accusations of foul play.
Bill Belichick just wants to move on — but as long as he gets the last word first.
What did they know? When did they know it? And who did they tell? Almost sounds like Washington politics, doesn’t it? No, this is about the Jets and the Patriots and the penalty heard around the world.
“We weren’t on the second level when we pushed him, no,” Belichick said following the disappointing loss. “You can’t push from the second level. I didn’t think we did that.”
The Jets, given new life after a rare call in overtime, ran the ball three times to set up Nick Folk’s winner and send the green towel-waving fans at MetLife Stadium into a frenzy.
New rule gave Folk a second chance after he missed a 56-yarder moments earlier. Patriots Chris Jones was called for unsportsmanlike conduct.
The maligned quarterback, who was once dubbed “The Sanchize” and drew early comparisons to Joe Namath, had season-ending surgery on his right shoulder on Tuesday.
Geno Smith still has a ways to go, but against the Falcons he showed signs that perhaps this is not going to be a doomed Jets season under his rookie leadership.