When Braden Mann regressed in 2022, the Jets realized they needed assistance at punter. So they went out and brought someone they knew back,
making sure to give themselves the greatest possible chance.New Jets punter Thomas Morstead claimed that the contract offer "felt aggressive" in an interview with Paul Edsen of Heavy on Jets.
"I believe that the first reason wasn't so much the amount of money I was receiving; after all, I did sign the veteran wage benefit contract.
Although [that] is below my market, the entire transaction was guaranteed. In essence, they stated that they were committed to having you for this season and wanted you back.
That is a fantastic deal, yet it's doubtful that many veterans receiving veteran wage benefits will receive the full guarantee.
Even though they can only pay me the very least, it felt quite aggressive because it represents a commitment for the entire year.
This was simply an aggressive action. They merely stated, "Look, we really want you, and we're backing up our claims with guarantees."
Morstead signed a one-year contract worth $1,317,500 with $1,092,500 in guarantees with the Jets. Morstead played with the Jets for a portion of 2021 before punting for the Dolphins in 2022.