Thomas Morstead's Insights on the NFL Draft, the New York Jets, and the Pursuit of Super Bowl Glory

Thomas Morstead, the NFL’s punting yards leader, shares draft wisdom, the New York Jets' hopes, and his own personal Super Bowl drive.

Louis Hobbs
Louis Hobbs

Last Updated: 2024-04-22

Naim Rosinski

8 minutes read

The NFL’s Punting Yards Leader

As the 2024 NFL Draft looms on the horizon, seasoned punter Thomas Morstead took a moment to share his insights on the event, drawing from his own experience of being drafted back in 2009. The New York Jets' player, known for his precision and consistency on the field, provided a candid perspective on the draft process, his team's upcoming season, and the enduring motivation behind his career.

Reflecting on his own draft day in an exclusive interview with’s Richard Graves, Morstead offered sage advice to this year's prospects, emphasising the importance of embracing the journey regardless of where they land. "Just enjoy the experience. Whether you get drafted where you want or not, it’s irrelevant," he remarked. "The worst thing you can do is have a chip on your shoulder before you even get drafted."

Having navigated the highs and lows of professional football for over a decade, Morstead understands the unpredictable nature of the sport. He acknowledged the disappointment some players face when expectations aren't met but stressed the significance of resilience and adaptability. "At the end of the day, it doesn't matter how you get there, it's what you do when you get there that matters," he affirmed.


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Looking Ahead with the Jets

Turning his attention to the upcoming NFL season, Morstead expressed his enthusiasm for returning to the New York Jets and his hopes for a successful campaign. Despite a challenging previous season, he remains optimistic about the team's potential. "I'm excited to be back with the Jets... I think we have a chance to win the Super Bowl," he stated confidently.

Addressing the Jets' under-the-radar status following a disappointing 2023/24 season, Morstead embraced the opportunity to defy expectations. "It will be nice to be quiet and go under the radar this season," he noted. Drawing from past experiences, he emphasised the team's resilience in the face of adversity, expressing a desire to surprise sceptics with their performance on the field.

“We had to embrace the hard knocks last season, it was forced on us and sometimes there’s nothing you can do about that. Hopefully, we can be that surprise package that no one is expecting”, he added. 

Chasing Super Bowl Glory

Morstead's passion for the game extends beyond personal accolades; it's rooted in the profound impact of winning a Super Bowl. Recalling his championship victory with the New Orleans Saints in 2010, he spoke of the lasting bonds forged and the transformative power of the experience. "It's a greater incentive than I can communicate because I've done it and I know what it's done for my life," he explained. "I want my family and my new teammates to experience that feeling too."

“I can’t verbalise how awesome it was. It’s something that creates a bond that carries with you for your life. It’s what drives me to continue to play, I really hope that we get to experience that again at some point.”

As Morstead continues his NFL journey, his unwavering commitment to excellence and his unwavering desire to replicate the euphoria of winning a Super Bowl serve as a driving force. With the upcoming draft signalling a new chapter for aspiring athletes and seasoned veterans alike, Morstead's perspective offers valuable insights into the resilience, determination, and boundless hope that define the spirit of football.

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