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Brant Boyer

There is a report by Adam Caplan saying the NY Jets special teams coach Brant Boyer has signed a contract extension and will stay with the team.

Rather than potentially lose special teams coach Brant Boyer after next season, the #Jets and Boyer agreed to an extension today, source said. Multiple teams were interested in hiring him if Gase didn't retain him.

— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 13, 2019

The Jets had many problems last season but their special teams unit performed well. Kicker Jason Myers really surprised people and he made the pro bowl. Return specialist Andre Roberts is joining Myers at the Pro Bowl. Boyer joined the team in 2016.

Boyer joined the Jets after a four-year tenure in Indianapolis (2012-15), where he aided a Colts special teams unit that ranked in the top 10 league-wide during that span in net punting average (third), kickoff return average (fourth), kickoff touchbacks (fourth) and field goal percentage (seventh), despite using three different players as primary punt returners and four different kick returners in his four seasons.

Prior to joining the Colts, Boyer was twice a training camp intern, first for the Cleveland Browns (2009) and later for the New York Giants (2010).

Before entering the coaching ranks, Boyer played linebacker and was a standout on special teams for the Miami Dolphins (1994), Jacksonville Jaguars (1995-2000) and Cleveland Browns (2001-03). He served as a special teams captain for both the Jaguars and Browns and led the Browns in tackles in 2002 and 2003. Boyer was a two-time member of USA Today’s All-Joe Team, once as a linebacker and once as a special teams player. In 2002, his teammates selected him for the Cleveland Browns Unsung Hero Award.

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Did Gase really choose him or was he part of the requirements for the job?  I know the Jets will say the former but I get the feeling it’s the latter. I’m happy with the signing btw.  I’m just saying I think the whole “Gase controls his staff” comment isn’t entirely true. 

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