The Jacksonville Jaguars have shown patience with kicker Jason Myers. Is this the year he finds consistency?
The Jaguars have relied on Jason Myers since the departure of Josh Scobee in 2015. The Marist college product was an unknown and general manager Dave Caldwell took a chance. Two years in and at times Myers has lacked an ability to be consistent. Here are a few places he can improve moving forward.
Improve on deep field goals
With the recent hire of Joe DeCamillis the special teams unit will be looking to improve on last season. When head coach Doug Marrone took over last season he gave Myers several attempts at 50+ yard field goals. The coaching staff is behind the young kicker who looks to improve from his twenty-seventh ranking. In year three Myers talent will be put on display this season. Faith in the young kicker could help win close games.
Another area Myers will need to improve is extra points. It’s no secret Myers struggled in his first few seasons with the extra point. Finding consistency on extra points will help Myers find success and lead to less headaches if he can carry that rhythm though the season.
One area that Myers does well is the kickoff. Of the seventy-six kickoffs last year, sixty were touchbacks. Myers ability to drive the ball out of the end zone ensures an ability for a consistent starting point for the Jags defense, as well as negating any chance for a large return. Myers can take pride in his kickoff ability and can keep the momentum heading into the season.
Overall, Myers has an opportunity this season. With success on kickoffs, finding consistency from deep, and solidifying extra points, Myers can ensure his place on the team as a special teams weapon for years to come.