Monday, December 30, 2013

Nick Folk wants to stay, says Jets want same thing


Nick Folk was pretty good this season.

Actually, he was really good. The veteran kicker went 33-of-36 on field goal attempts, making all three of his 50-plus boots.

But at the end of a Pro Bowl-like season, Folk didn't get named to the Pro Bowl, thanks to a stellar season for kickers. Twelve kickers with at least 25 attempts made at least 90 percent of their field goals in 2013.

One of those kickers, Robbie Gould, just signed a four-year extension with the Chicago Bears worth $15 million. Folk just finished up his fourth season on his fourth consecutive one-year contract with the Jets, and he'd like to extend his stay.

After all, he's earned it.

"I think I’ve done my part," Folk said Monday, via The Star Ledger. "But if that’s what (the Jets) want to do, then that’s what they want to do. We’ll see what happens over the next couple months. I’d love to be here."

The Jets brought it four different kickers from the beginning of last year's camp to the beginning of the season to compete with Folk for the starting job, and Folk beat them all.

So going into 2014, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

"It’s been conveyed to the Jets and they’ve conveyed it back that we both want to be back here," he said. "I’m going to leave it at that."

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