The Jacksonville Jaguars have cut third-year kicker Jason Myers after a horrible start to the 2017 season.
Jaguars are releasing kicker Jason Myers and signing former Chargers kicker Josh Lambo, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 17, 2017
Myers has always justified his spot on the roster because of a strong leg — able to kick off out of the end zone and give the team the option of a long field goal. But this year, his kickoffs have been shorter and he is 0-for-3 from 50 yards or more.
On the year he’s 11-for-15 in field goals and has missed two extra points. He struggled in the preseason too, forcing the team to bring in veteran free agent kicker Dan Carpenter for a tryout. Myers eventually started the season, but patience has worn thin after a disastrous Week 6 game against the Los Angeles Rams where he was just 1-for-3, missed two long attempts, and kicked it shallow enough on the opening kickoff to allow for a return that eventually became the game’s opening touchdown.
In 2015, Myers missed seven extra points as a rookie. And then he missed three more last year. That is so bad, it is almost impressive. But because he made 53 of 64 field goal attempts over the last two seasons (a respectable 82.8 percent) the Jaguars were able to keep him this year.
Best of luck, Jason. We’ll always have that game in Baltimore.