Taylor Bertolet

Taylor Bertolet

Place Kicker #1
Team: New York Jets
Ht / Wt:5'8" / 188 lb.
College:Texas A&M
Age:27
Born:October 24, 1992
Drafted:2016 / UDFA

Taylor Bertolet: Cut in favor of Vedvik

The Jets are cutting Bertolet, who was replaced by Kaare Vedvik on Sunday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Bertolet botched three field-goal attempts and two extra-point tries during the preseason, missing out on an opportunity to lock down the kicker job after Chandler Catanzaro's unexpected retirement. Vedvik will handle the job Week 1 against Buffalo.

September 1, 2019 10:11 AM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Outstanding against Saints

Bertolet converted both of his field-goal attempts -- from 48 and 56 yards -- along with his lone PAT try in Saturday's 28-13 preseason loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Bertolet's excellent performance has him on pace to lock down the Jets' kicking job, as he's given the team little reason to bring in outside competition.

August 25, 2019 12:08 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Misses two PATs Thursday

Bertolet converted one of three extra-point attempts and made his long field-goal attempt in Thursday's preseason game in Atlanta.

Analysis: Bertolet signed with the Jets on Sunday after Chandler Catanzaro suddenly retired following the preseason opener, but the change in kickers didn't yield improved results. Bertolet is currently the lone kicker on the roster so he remains the favorite for the starting job, and according to Brian Costello of the New York Post, coach Adam Gase said, "Right now this is where we're at. This is who we're going with." It's not exactly a major vote of confidence, so the team seems likely to continue searching for outside remedies, especially if the 26-year-old continues to struggle.

August 16, 2019 6:48 AM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Signs with Jets

Bertolet signed a contract with the Jets on Sunday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Bertolet was picked up by the Jets after Chandler Catanzaro unexpectedly retired after the first preseason game. Bertolet is the only kicker on the Jets roster currently and, barring the team brings in further competition, could hold some fantasy value entering the regular season.

August 11, 2019 9:29 AM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Waived by Denver

The Broncos have waived Bertolet.

Analysis: In a corresponding move, the Broncos signed punter Justin Vogel. In the wake of letting Bertolet go, Brandon McManus is now the team's only placekicker.

July 23, 2019 1:14 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Heading to Denver

Bertolet signed a contract with the Broncos on Monday, freelance NFL writer Howard Balzer reports.

Analysis: Bertolet spent the preseason with the Jets last year but ended up losing the kicking job to Jason Meyers, and eventually kicked for Salt Lake Stallions in the now-defunct AAF. The 26-year-old has not seen regular-season action since going undrafted out of Texas A&M in 2016.

April 29, 2019 2:27 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Waived by Jets

Bertolet was waived by the Jets on Saturday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: Jason Myers beat out Bertolet for the kicker job after converting a 58-yard field goal in the preseason finale. It's been a while since a Jets kicker deserved fantasy consideration as anything more than a bye-week replacement.

September 1, 2018 2:18 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Competing with Myers

Bertolet is now competing with Jason Myers for the kicking job, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports.

Analysis: With Cairo Santos (groin) unable to stay healthy, the Jets put in a waiver claim on Myers, who was let go by the Seahawks on Monday. Bertolet should have the advantage, considering he's made all three of his field-goal attempts and all three of his PATs during the preseason. It's hard to imagine a Jets kicker warranting roster consideration as anything more than a bye-week replacement this year.

August 21, 2018 1:58 PM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Makes two short field goals

Bertolet connected on both of his field-goal attempts and an extra point in Thursday's 15-13 preseason loss to the Redskins.

Analysis: Bertolet's long in this one was 36 yards, so he hasn't showcased anything special. Cairo Santos (groin) should take back the starting job once he's healthy, but Bertolet could make a name for himself if he continues to make all of his kicks.

August 17, 2018 8:59 AM EST

Taylor Bertolet: Slated for kicking duties during preseason

Bertolet will handle all of the Jets placekicking duties while Cairo Santos (groin) remains sidelined, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.

Analysis: A rookie out of Texas A&M, Bertolet would likely require a strong training camp to unseat Santos for the starting gig. He will be afforded an opportunity to do so with Santos sidelined and connected on his only field-goal attempt during the first preseason tilt.

August 14, 2018 11:33 AM EST

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