Jacksonville Jaguars must add kicking competition


Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Jason Myers was one for three on field goals in the first preseason game of 2017.

Jason Myers is entering his third year in the NFL after being signed by the Jaguars out of Marist College in 2015. In 2015 he posted a respectable field goal percentage of 86.7% and making 26/30 of his kicks. The Jaguars can live with that, what they can’t live with is his career extra point percentage of 85.9%. Extra points should be automatic for any kicker in the NFL.

I am honestly surprised the Jaguars haven’t at least added competition  for him to face in camp. After missing two field goals in last night’s preseason game against the New England Patriots I would be very surprised if the Jaguars do not bring in some competition for Myers.

Here are some of the options to consider:

Dan Carpenter

Carpenter is only 31 years old and has played the last four seasons for the Buffalo Bills. He only missed two extra points in his seven-year NFL career and has a career field goal percentage of 84.7%. Carpenter is currently a free agent and should be a top target for the Jaguars.

Nick Folk/Roberto Aguayo

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers currently have two kickers on their roster and will not keep them both. The Jaguars should monitor this kicking battle and potentially add the loser of the battle to compete with Myers.

Josh Scobee

Ok, not really but it would be great to see the long time fan favorite return to save the day. However, Scobee made it clear last night that he is in fact retired.

The kicker position must be addressed. I’m not saying all Jaguars fans need to all head for the Modis building at once, but this should definitely be a big concern for the Jaguars front office.