Greg Zuerlein

New York Jets
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New York Jets
Place Kicker #4

Greg Zuerlein News

Misses in loss

Zuerlein missed one of his three field-goal attempts and did not take an extra point in Sunday's 11-6 loss to the Dolphins.

Analysis: Zuerlein converted from 32 and 35 yards but went wide left with a 55-yard attempt during the second quarter. The 35-year-old made just 30 of 37 field goals but knocked in 28 of 29 PATs to rank inside the top 15 for kickers league-wide with 118 total points this season. Zuerlein is now slated to enter unrestricted free agency this offseason.

Jan 10, 2023 6:09 PM EST

Another lengthy miss in Week 17

Zuerlein made two of three field-goal attempts in Sunday's 23-6 loss to the Seahawks.

Analysis: Zuerlein capped consecutive first-half drives with 44-yard field goals, but he failed to convert from 57 yards out on the opening possession of the second half with New York looking to make it a one-score game. The banged-up Jets' offensive struggles have limited Zuerlein's opportunities in recent weeks, and New York has been eliminated from playoff contention heading into the regular-season finale against the Dolphins.

Jan 2, 2023 12:38 PM EST

Makes only field-goal in Week 16

Zuerlein made a 37-yard field goal in Thursday's 19-3 loss to the Jaguars.

Analysis: Zuerlein accounted for all the offense for New York in Thursday's contest, nailing his only field-goal attempt in the first quarter, giving the Jets an early 3-0 lead. The kicker has now gone 26-for-31 on field goals this season while making all eight tries he's had from less than 40 yards.

Dec 23, 2022 7:09 AM EST

Misses game-tying attempt from deep

Zuerlein made one of two field-goal attempts and both PAT attempts in Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Lions.

Analysis: Zuerlein converted from 34 yards out on the final play of the first half. He had a chance to tie the game at the end of the second half, and Zuerlein's 58-yard attempt had plenty of distance, but he pulled it wide. While it wasn't an easy kick, Zuerlein's fifth missed field goal of the season was his costliest.

Dec 18, 2022 3:00 PM EST

Doesn't miss in loss

Zuerlein made his lone field-goal attempt from 26 yards out and added a successful PAT in Sunday's 20-12 loss to the Bills.

Analysis: New York's other two points besides the touchdown and field goal came on a safety. Zuerlein has made 10 of 11 field-goal attempts over his last five games.

Dec 11, 2022 3:56 PM EST

Spectacular in defeat

Zuerlein made all five field-goal attempts -- including a franchise record 60-yarder -- and his only PAT attempt in Sunday's 27-22 loss to Minnesota.

Analysis: Zuerlein delivered one of the best kicking performances of the season as the Mike White-led Jets offense moved the ball at will but consistently stalled in scoring range. The 34-year-old kicker made a 48-yard attempt in the first quarter, then connected from 60 in the final seconds of the first half. After halftime, Zuerlein added makes from 36, 30 and 26 yards.

Dec 5, 2022 8:51 AM EST

One make, one miss from deep

Zuerlein connected on a 57-yard field goal but also missed a 53-yard attempt in Sunday's 31-10 win over the Bears. He made all four of his PAT attempts.

Analysis: Zuerlein showed off his impressive leg strength in the final minute of the first half, connecting from 57 yards out with plenty of height to spare while kicking through a steady rain. Given the conditions, his miss from 53 with the game well in hand in the fourth was forgivable. Prior to Zuerlein's first official attempt, he lined up for a 36-yard field goal, but punter Braden Mann fumbled on the hold and threw the ball away for an incomplete pass. With New York's offense trending up after Mike White's insertion at quarterback, Zuerlein could be an intriguing Week 13 option against the Vikings.

Nov 27, 2022 8:06 PM EST

Nails tough field goal

Zuerlein connected on his lone field-goal attempt from 45 yards out in Sunday's 10-3 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: Zuerlein's game-tying kick in the second quarter was originally from 40 yards. He aimed it outside the upright, but the strong crosswind blew it in between the goal posts. Unfortunately for Zuerlein, the Jets were whistled for delay of game on the play, but the veteran kicker executed the same plan from 45 yards out to provide New York's only points of the afternoon. Zuerlein's likely to be busier in Week 12, when the 6-4 Jets host the 3-8 Bears.

Nov 20, 2022 3:01 PM EST

Kicks game winner against Bills

Zuerlein made both of his field-goal attempts and converted both PAT tries in Sunday's 20-17 win over the Bills.

Analysis: Zuerlein's 53-yard field goal in the first quarter found a way to knuckle in despite some windy conditions at MetLife Stadium. His 28-yard attempt with less than two minutes remaining in the fourth was less adventurous but just as significant, as that kick broke a 17-17 tie before a defensive stand on Buffalo's ensuing possession clinched the victory for the Jets.

Nov 7, 2022 8:13 AM EST

Misses FG in Week 8 loss

Zuerlein made one of two field-goal attempts and converted both PAT attempts in Sunday's 22-17 loss to the Patriots.

Analysis: With the Jets reeling after having a pick-six erased by a penalty, Zuerlein had a chance to stem the bleeding with a game-tying 45-yard field goal, but he instead added to the Patriots' momentum by missing. That miss overshadowed Zuerlein's successful 28-yard field goal in the first quarter. He has missed three field goals and one PAT through eight games for New York.

Oct 30, 2022 3:36 PM EST

Perfect at altitude

Zuerlein connected on all three of his field-goal attempts and made his only PAT try in Sunday's 16-9 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: With a long of 45 yards, Zuerlein didn't need any help from the altitude in Denver, but he did well to navigate windy conditions better than the Broncos' Brandon McManus, who missed a field goal and a PAT. All told, Zuerlein has made all but two of his 15 field-goal attempts and 16 of 17 PAT attempts for the 5-2 Jets.

Oct 24, 2022 8:01 AM EST

Hits two of three in rain

Zuerlein made two of three field-goal attempts and all three of his PAT attempts in Sunday's 27-10 win over the Packers.

Analysis: Zuerlein sandwiched a miss from 53 yards out between makes from 32 and 23 in rainy conditions at Lambeau Field. Considering the Packers had a field goal blocked and each team blocked or deflected a punt, Zuerlein's ability to reliably make chip shots proved crucial in the Jets' well-rounded win.

Oct 16, 2022 7:52 PM EST

Makes six kicks in TD-fest

Zuerlein made his only field-goal attempt from 34 yards out and all five of his PAT tries in Sunday's 40-17 win over the Dolphins.

Analysis: The Jets only settled for one field goal as Miami struggled to stop the run in close, allowing five rushing touchdowns to New York. Since starting quarterback Zach Wilson returned from a preseason knee injury, New York has gone 2-0 while scoring 32.0 points per game. Zuerlein has made both his field-goal attempts and eight PATs over that span.

Oct 9, 2022 6:27 PM EST

Accurate since shaky debut

Zuerlein made his only field-goal attempt and all three of his PAT attempts in Sunday's 24-20 win over the Steelers.

Analysis: Zuerlein has made all six of his field-goal attempts and all seven PAT tries over the past three games following a rocky Jets debut in which he missed one of each. New York continued to move the ball reasonably well in quarterback Zach Wilson's (knee) season debut, so fantasy managers who had been relying on Zuerlein with Joe Flacco leading New York's offense should feel comfortable continuing to do so with Wilson under center.

Oct 2, 2022 4:51 PM EST

Busy and effective in Week 3

Zuerlein made all four of his field-goal attempts in Sunday's 27-12 loss to Cincinnati.

Analysis: New York moved the ball well but couldn't get into the end zone, settling for field goals of 50, 40, 52 and 43 yards. If Zuerlein can continue to convert reliably from 50-plus yards, he should have some sneaky fantasy value on a Jets offense with enough playmakers to get into scoring range.

Sep 25, 2022 4:28 PM EST

Nails 57-yarder in win

Zuerlein made his only field-goal attempt from 57 yards and converted all four of his PAT tries in Sunday's 31-30 win over Cleveland.

Analysis: A questionable holding penalty on the final play of the third quarter backed the Jets up to the edge of field-goal range, but Zuerlein hit the game-tying field goal from 57 yards in the first minute of the fourth. He also made every PAT, which proved crucial in a game the Jets won by one point thanks in part to a missed Browns PAT. After a shaky New York debut, Zuerlein earned himself some more job security with this outing.

Sep 19, 2022 9:05 AM EST

Misses first kick as Jet

Zuerlein made one of two field-goal attempts and missed his only PAT try in Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: After the Ravens took a 3-0 lead in the first quarter, Zuerlein had a chance to tie the game early in the second from 45 yards out. He missed it, and the Jets never recovered. Zuerlein later connected from the same distance just before halftime but failed to convert a PAT in the fourth quarter to add to his inauspicious debut. While he probably won't be on the hot seat after just one week, Zuerlein's job security is quickly diminishing.

Sep 11, 2022 6:26 PM EST

Nails 49-yarder

Zuerlein made his only field-goal attempt from 49 yards and converted all four of his PAT attempts in Sunday's 31-27 preseason win over the Giants.

Analysis: Zuerlein showed off the mix of accuracy and power that helped him beat out Eddy Pineiro in New York's training camp kicking competition. The veteran kicker could be busy in 2022 on a Jets offense with enough weapons to move the ball but a lack of established red-zone producers to finish off drives.

Aug 29, 2022 8:17 AM EST

Wins kicking battle

Zuerlein is the lone kicker on the Jets roster with the team releasing Eddy Pineiro on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Zuerlein was the favorite and ultimately wins the job. He still has a strong leg, but the volume he saw in past seasons with the Rams and Cowboys may be a thing of the past. Count Zuerlein among the many whose value depends on improvement from second-year quarterback Zach Wilson, who likely will miss the start of the season after having meniscus surgery in mid-August.

Aug 23, 2022 12:23 PM EST

Edge in kicking battle

Zuerlein remains the favorite to be the starting kicker for the Jets in 2022, Billy Riccette of USA Today reports.

Analysis: Zuerlein continues to have the edge over Eddy Pineiro in the Jets' kicking battle as the preseason heads into its final week. The 34-year-old Zuerlein signed a deal with the team in March after he went 29-for-35 on field goals last season with the Cowboys.

Aug 23, 2022 9:10 AM EST

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