JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jaguars have lower Josh Lambo, probably the most correct kicker in franchise historical past.
Lambo has been coping with confidence points and had missed all three subject purpose makes an attempt this season. He hasn’t performed because the workforce’s Week 3 loss to Arizona and had been having weekly competitions throughout follow with Matthew Wright, whom the Jaguars signed to the follow squad on Sept. 27.
Wright kicked three subject targets in Sunday’s 23-20 victory over Miami in London, together with a game-winning 53-yarder as time expired. Head coach City Meyer stated Monday that Wright had “earned the correct to be the beginning kicker proper now.”
Lambo signed with the Jaguars in October 2017, and his career field goal percentage of 91.6% is the best in franchise history (Josh Scobee, the franchise’s leading career scorer, is second at 81.0%). Lambo was especially good from long range, hitting on 12 of his 13 attempts of 50 or more yards before this season — he missed two attempts of 50-plus yards and finished his career with the Jaguars 12-for-15 from long range.
Lambo hasn’t been the same since a hip injury landed him on injured reserve twice last year and the Jaguars ended up have six players attempt a PAT or field goal, which, per Elias Sports Bureau data, is the most by an NFL team since the 1970 merger.
Even though Lambo was healthy, the Jaguars began training camp with Aldrick Rosas — one of the six kickers they used last year — also on the roster, although they released Rosas two days later. Lambo had an up-and-down camp and preseason, but the team stuck with him early in the season before signing Wright.