Jets Bring Punter Thomas Morstead Back in the Fold After Mann’s Disastrous 2022
Breathe a sigh of relief, Jets fans; Thomas Morstead is back. Yes, after watching Braden Mann punt away field position (and possibly a won or two) in 2022, the Jets have turned their attention to the same veteran punter who came in to spell Mann for a handful of games in 2021.
— Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) March 17, 2023
Morstead is coming off of one of his best seasons as a pro, dropping 28 punts inside his opponent’s 20 on just 61 punts. Mann had 27 such punts but needed 83 attempts to hit that number.
An intriguing punter from the moment he was drafted, Mann made name for himself at Texas A&M where he won the Ray Guy award, given to the nation’s top punter, for his jaw dropping punts.
We give Punters love around here too. 2018-2019 Ray Guy winner Braden Mann has an absolute BOOT. He will also be at the senior bowl. Top specialist in the draft
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— Kells (@KellsTalksBall) January 20, 2020
As a pro, things haven’t worked out quite as well as expected as Mann could easily find himself looking for work by the time the 2023 season kicks off.
Stepping in for a seven game stretch when Mann injured himself in 2021, Morstead averaged 48.2 yards per punt for Gang Green.