The New York Jets were involved in a low-scoring game in their win over the New York Giants in Week 8, which led to Thomas Morstead remaining busy on special teams. After his stellar performance against the Giants, Morstead was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 8.
This Thomas Morstead Fan Account is pleased to announce that @thomasmorstead has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week!
— New York Jets (Thomas Morstead Fan Account) (@nyjets) November 1, 2023
In a game where there were 24 punts in total, Morstead punted the ball 11 times for 529 combined yards. The experienced punter had four punts land inside the 20-yard line of the Giants, and three punts that pinned them inside the five-yard line.
While the defense of the Jets did their part in holding the Giants to 10 points, Morstead did his part in making sure the Giants never had positive field position. On the season, Morstead now has the second-most punt yards (1,918) and the fourth-fewest punt return yards allowed (119).
Morstead becomes the third member of the Jets to win the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors.
Greg Zuerlein received the honors in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos when he converted all five of his field goals and both of his extra-point tries. And Xavier Gipson won AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 1 versus the Buffalo Bills after scoring a game-winning punt return touchdown in overtime.