Unfortunately for the Jets, the main special teams storyline for camp isn’t positive, as it involves the reported “very close” battle between Eddy Pineiro and Greg Zuerlein for the vacant kicking spot on that team.
Jets kickers had a tough time a year ago, and if all the reports are to be believed, Jets special teams coach Brant Boyer has a tough decision to make as the battle between these two there is so tight because none have shone much.
Like in 2021, the Jets’ opening day kicker may not even be on the roster yet, because while both men have had moderate success in the NFL (Zuerlein more than Pineiro), they could simply failing to measure up if the Jets are to win. close matches of the 2022 season.
The Jets’ special teams are definitely a case of night and day, as Braxton Berrios is considered one of the best returners in the game, while the Jets’ kicker position may be one of the weakest spots in the game. league, if not the weakest.
That’s exactly how the season is shaping up too, as the kicking situation could once again be a constant struggle with plenty of turnover as Berrios maintains his hot run en route to another All-Pro selection as a kick returner.
Braden Mann and the punt situation will be passable, and while that may not excite many, it will do the job for the Jets to control the position on the field. It would be just great if Mann could also score some goals on the field and solve the biggest problem for special teams.