The New York Jets will reportedly be bringing back special teams coordinator Brant Boyer for the 2021 season.
Despite the fact the New York Jets will employ their third head coach in four seasons, there’s at least some stability at the special teams coordinator position.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, Brant Boyer will be returning for his sixth season in the role. He commenced his special teams coordinator tenure in Florham Park when Todd Bowles was still the head coach in 2016.
The #Jets are retaining Brant Boyer as their special teams coordinator, source said. Some continuity on Robert Saleh’s new staff.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 25, 2021
The Jets didn’t employ the greatest special teams unit in 2020, converting on just 75% of field-goal attempts and 83.3% of extra-point attempts. New York additionally averaged just 19.8 yards per return (28th in the NFL) on 41 total kickoff returns and was 29th with 38.4 net yards per punt.
However, it’s evident newly hired head coach Robert Saleh sees something in Boyer that he likes given his decision to retain him for next season. The Jets are pulling for an improvement in this area of the game while preparing to develop from a 2020 campaign that saw the team notch just two wins.
The new Saleh-led coaching staff now has its three main coordinators in place. With Boyer manning the special teams, the Jets have additionally named Mike LaFleur the offensive coordinator and Jeff Ulbrich the defensive coordinator. The former worked with Saleh in San Francisco the last four seasons as the 49ers passing game coordinator. LaFleur found success out West this past year, helping run a passing attack that finished 12th in the NFL in total yards per game.