New York Jets have finally signed a new Ficken kicker

Los Angeles Rams kicker Sam Ficken kicks the ball as punter Johnny Hekker holds during an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Sept. 27 2018 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles won 38-31

The New York Jets' kicking game, to put it kindly, is a total mess. But it was former Los Angeles Rams kicker Sam Ficken who impressed the team the most - enough to earn him a contract on the spot.

If there is a positive takeaway from this signing, Ficken has missed just one of his 15 extra-point tries in his brief National Football League career and that's something that the likes of Bertolet and Vedvik have struggled with.

The Jets opted for Ficken after a morning tryout at their facility that consisted of five free-agent kickers. He is 3-for-6 on field goals with a long of 34 yards and 14-for-15 on extra points.

Ficken is the fourth kicker the Jets have had over the last month.

Jets head coach Adam Gase expressed his frustration in his team's kicking performance after NY lost by a point in their season-opener.

The Jets' kicking saga started in March, when they let Jason Myers - a Pro Bowl selection - leave via free agency. "We're going to try to figure out a way to fix it".

Chandler Catanzaro spent the spring and the beginning of training camp with the team, but retired after missing two extra points in the first preseason game. A familiar face in Taylor Bertolet was brought back only for him to prove that he wasn't the answer after a disastrous summer. But they had some help from Vedvik. The Jets picked him up off waivers ahead of their season opener.

New general manager Joe Douglas inherited the kicking situation because his predecessor, Mike Maccagnan, decided not to re-sign Myers.

"That was a long time ago", Gase said. "I don't even remember what was discussed".

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