After a successful first year in 2015, Myers saw his field goal conversion percentage dip to 79 percent in Year 2. Entering his third season, youth is no longer an excuse. But new HC Doug Marrone has already shown faith in the kicker, having him kick eight field goals in the final two games of last season, when Marrone served as interim coach. Myers went 6 of 8 with a long of fifty six yards in those games against the Titans and the Colts. He's almost certain to be the starter in 2017 barring an unexpected poor showing in training camp and the preseason (or a super-impressive effort from undrafted free agent Nick Weiler). Remember: Myers was an undrafted player himself, and he's the only other placekicker on the roster, so Weiler will likely be there simply to keep the team from overworking Myers' leg. In addition, Myers is still relatively unknown as a clutch field goal kicker. He missed two game-winning attempts from a reasonable distance as a rookie against the Colts, but he has also made some clutch kicks (including a 50-plus yarder with no time on the clock to beat the Baltimore Ravens in 2015). Again, Myers shouldn't be considered a front-line fantasy prospect.
Jason Myers 2016 Outlook
As SB Nation noted, the fact that the Jaguars stuck it out with Myers after trading away Josh Scobee says a lot about his status. There were ample times last season where Myers could have, and in some cases probably should have, been released from the roster. He wasn't, though, so that would lead us to believe he's going to be safe again this season, and they'll give it another run. The biggest thing for Myers was getting over whatever mental block he had with the extra points, and SB Nation’s Alfie Crow believes that's exactly what it was, a mental adjustment. Outside of those struggles, Myers brought a lot to the table as a kicker. He wasn't automatic, but he was trustworthy from long distance. He will have competition this summer, but it appears Myers will maintain the job and an increasingly explosive Jaguars’ offense could make him of some interest to fantasy owners.