Ficken has re-signed with the Jets. The kicker had been an exclusive rights free agent, so the move comes as no surprise. In 15 games for the Jets last season, Ficken made 19 of his 27 field-goal attempts. Now that he's officially back in the fold, the 27-year-old will look to retain the team's kicking job, but he'll have to compete with Brett Maher for the assignment.
Ficken connected on two of four field-goal attempts and an extra point in Sunday's 13-6 win over the Bills. Ficken had a shaky ending to a shaky season, converting from 30 and 47 yards but missing from 51 and 34. Overall, he made 19 of 27 field-goal attempts for the Jets in 2019, so there's a good chance the team will at least bring in some competition at the kicker position for 2020 if not move away from Ficken outright.
Ficken connected on all three of his field-goal attempts and added an extra point in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Steelers. Ficken converted one kick per quarter. He made the extra point after Robby Anderson found the end zone in the first quarter, then managed to sneak a 54-yarder into the bottom corner early in the second quarter before adding field goals of 37 and 42 yards in the third and fourth quarters, respectively. Ficken will be tough to recommend against the Bills in Week 17.
Ficken missed his only field-goal try and made one of two extra-point attempts in Thursday's 42-21 loss to the Ravens. Ficken missed his sole field-goal attempt from 49 yards out, and he didn't manage any opportunities after that point with the game out of hand. Through 12 contests, the 26-year-old has made 14 of 19 field-goal tries and 20 of 22 extra-point attempts. He has a tough matchup against the Steelers on deck Week 16.
Ficken made all three of his field-goal attempts and one of two PAT tries in Sunday's 22-21 win over Miami. Ficken kicked off his day with a missed extra point, but he rallied with makes from 37 and 42 yards before kicking a 44-yarder to win it as time expired. The 26-year-old kicker did just enough to propel his team to victory, upstaging the seven field-goal performance of opposing kicker Jason Sanders.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/20||San Francisco 49ers||3||5.00|
|6||10/18||@Los Angeles Chargers||9||6.50|
|8||11/01||@Kansas City Chiefs||4||5.68|
|9||11/10||New England Patriots||2||4.53|
|13||12/06||Las Vegas Raiders||16||7.13|
|15||12/20||@Los Angeles Rams||20||7.31|
|17||01/03||@New England Patriots||2||4.53|