The New York Jets are finally answering the prayers of fans across the country.
Former All-Pro punter Thomas Morstead broke the news on his Twitter account by announcing he’s returning to the green and white in 2023.
“Got my green on. Kiss me, I’m a Jet!”
Welcome Back Thomas Morstead to the Jets in 2023
The 37-year-old is coming back for a second stint with the Jets.
He first joined the green and white back in 2021 after Braden Mann suffered a knee injury that forced the team to place him on injured reserve.
Morstead ended up appearing in seven games during that season for the Jets and delivered some outstanding results.
He punted for over 1,108 yards, averaged 48.2 yards per punt, and pinned seven of those inside the 20.
However, once Mann was deemed healthy enough to return the Jets decided to cut ties with Morstead and go back to their former draft pick.
The former Texas A&M product has struggled mightily since being the No. 191 overall pick in the sixth round back in 2020.
So much so that fans have been begging the team to move on from him.
Social Media Sends Braden Mann Hate, Celebrates Thomas Morstead Jets Reunion
After Morstead shared the good news on Twitter, it didn’t take long for fans to start responding. One Twitter user bluntly said “good riddance Braden Mann.”
Even before the Morstead news, fans were openly wondering why Braden Mann was still on the roster.
The Cool Your Jets Podcast said “no more ill-timed Braden Mann 20-yard shanks” with Morstead entering the fold in 2023.
The Morestead signing seems to be going over pretty well with the fan base. One person said that “my punter” is better than yours in 2023.
Jets analyst Joe Caporoso has been one of the ring leaders of the move on from Braden Mann movement on social media.
At the beginning of the 2022 season, he said Mann is “terrible” and urged the team to replace him.