Former Marist Kicker Myers Sets Record With Seven Field Goals
Current Jets placekicker and former Marist student-athlete Jason Myers had a big day in at the Meadowlands on Sunday. The Jets came away with the win and improved their record to .500 with a win against the Colts on the back of his Jets record seven field goals and a strong day from rookie QB Sam Darnold.
Myers, who graduated from Marist College in 2013, began his career in the arena league before moving on to the Jacksonville Jaguars. He spent two years in Florida before being released in the fall of 2017. He had a shot to play with the Seahawks but that didn't pan out and it turns out that's the best thing that could have happened.
He caught on with The Jets in August and hasn't looked back. According to their website, only six other kickers in the history of the league have ever gone 7 for 7 or better. Two other Jets kickers had kicked six in a game and neither was perfect.
The game itself was a close one, every point mattered. The Colts pulled within eight points with under two minutes to go, but TE Neal Sterling recovered an onside kick attempt and the Jets held on to win the game.
The Jets are en fuego with two wings in a row! Is there reason to be excited or should we expect them to come back to earth next week? Either way, kudos to Jason Myers who heads into the Jets record books.