Jets add PK Novak

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 3:55 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Last offseason, the Jets brought in PK Nick Folk, hoping the former Cowboy could solidify the team's kicking game. After the 2010 season, in which Folk made 76.9 percent of his field goals (30-for-39), it appears the Jets may be looking for another change at the position.

New York signed PK Nick Novak on Wednesday, and he will likely compete with Folk for the kicking job this upcoming summer. Novak kicked for the Redskins, Chiefs and Cardinals between 2005-08 and was the leading scorer in the UFL last season with 69 points in 10 games.

The team also signed LBs Brandon Long and Garrett McIntyre.

The way we see it

Folk was shaky early in the season, but he improved down the stretch and made the game-winning field goal in the Jets' wild-card victory over the Colts. It is not uncommon for teams to bring in kickers to compete in OTAs and training camp, and that appears to be what the Jets are doing with the acquisition of Novak (assuming there are OTAs and training camp).