Brant Boyer survives another Jets coaching change

The Jets are retaining special teams coordinator Brant Boyer, a source confirmed Monday.

Boyer has been the Jets special teams coordinator since 2016 when former coach Todd Bowles hired him. He was retained by Adam Gase in 2019 and now new coach Robert Saleh has decided to keep him on his staff.

The 49-year-old Boyer had a difficult season this year with injuries and the quality of the roster severely hurting his units. Sports Illustrated had Boyer’s units ranked 26th in the NFL in 2020. The Jets used three different kickers and had a rookie punter in Braden Mann, a sixth-round pick.

Boyer called 2020 his toughest year in coaching. 

“There’s certainly not a ton [of positives], to be honest with you,” Boyer said before the final game of the season. “That’s just my own self-evaluation. I expect better from this crew and myself. I’m not happy with how things went. Regardless of situations and how many guys we’ve had to play and things like that, we’ve got to do better.”

Brant Boyer on Oct. 18, 2018Bill Kostroun/New York Post

Boyer is the highest-ranking member of Gase’s coaching staff to be retained by Saleh, who was hired two weeks ago. He has kept some lower-level coaches, too.

Saleh hired Mike LaFleur from the 49ers as his offensive coordinator and Jeff Ulbrich from the Falcons as his defensive coordinator. 

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