A New York Jets legend is getting off the couch to return to the gridiron. Does Mike Westhoff still have it?
When’s the last time the New York Jets had a punt or kickoff returned for a touchdown?
Ding, ding, ding! Time’s up. Did you guess 2012?
Fun fact: did you know that 2012 was also the last time Mike Westhoff was with the Jets. Coincidence? I think not.
Well, the NFL is in luck because Westhoff is back in the big leagues, just not with the Gang Green. Instead, he’s decided to take his talents to the Big Easy.
This is correct. Sources also told ESPN Mike Westhoff is coming out of retirement, expected to oversee Saints special teams and not just be in a minor consultant role … https://t.co/fViNynsAc8
— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) November 15, 2017
New Orleans Saints NFL Nation Reporter (that’s a mouthful and a half) Mike Triplett shared more info on this partnership above. This isn’t a minimal role nor will he possess the title of special teams coordinator. According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, the job title will remain unclear, but what is clear is he was already at Saints practice this week.
The New Orleans Saints are currently on a seven-game winning streak and with that are the hottest team in football. The defense has played exceptional, the two headed monster is leading the offense, and Westhoff could be the final piece to the Super Bowl puzzle.