Folk is another member of the New York Jets who hasn’t exactly had a stellar season. After making all his extra points in his career coming into 2016, he has missed two this season.
Folk is currently the sixth highest paid kicker but isn’t performing up to that level. With the number of kickers floating around in free agency, Folk should arrive at camp in 2016 with some competition for the starting job. If anyone can step up and prove themselves to be at least close to Folk’s skill level, it would cost the Jets 500k to cut him and free up $3.6 million against the cap.
The first extra point Folk missed in his career was a big one. The Jets lost on opening day by a single point, and the deflating loss seems to set the tempo for the 2016 season. With plenty of kickers in the free agent pool, the Jets should cut ties with Folk and use the money to address other needs.