A Utah man is pleading with the New York Jets for the chance to check out as a kicker after a missed discipline objective and further level on Sunday resulted within the workforce’s devastating 1-point loss of their residence opener in opposition to the Buffalo Payments.
Josh Henshaw, 30, took a red-eye flight from Salt Lake Metropolis on Tuesday morning in hopes the Jets would enable him to participate in “open” kicker tryouts to switch Kaare Vedvik, who was minimize following his poor efficiency in Week 1.
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Henshaw, who heard concerning the tryouts from a pal, known as into WFAN’S Boomer and Gio to try to get the eye of somebody excessive up after studying — as soon as he was already outdoors the Jets coaching facility — that the tryouts had been invitation-only, USA At present reported.
“I’m on the Jets facility proper now attempting to hitch the kickers for the tryout,” he stated. “I’m standing out right here with my signal.”
On the signal, Henshaw included the title of his YouTube channel the place head coach Adam Gase might take a look at his abilities. He additionally describes himself as a semi-pro participant with 5 seasons of expertise and who has a 92 p.c success charge on discipline objectives.
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WFAN host Boomer Esiason despatched a textual content to Gase about Henshaw — however to no avail.
Henshaw didn’t make it into tryouts Tuesday however he advised the New York Put up he’s not giving up simply but.
“I actually love every part about soccer,” he stated. “I do know I’ve that potential and would simply like to in the future name my mother and simply say you realize, ‘Mama we did it! We made it to the highest degree!’”
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Henshaw went to a junior faculty in Pennsylvania the place he was a kicker for a number of video games within the All County Junior Soccer League, earlier than going to the College of Vermont, the place he performed membership soccer, the Put up reported.
The Jets picked up Sam Ficken, beforehand with the Inexperienced Bay Packers, this week.