Monday, May 20, 2024

Best Kicker In NFL

We continue this offseason with the discussion and rankings by position for the next campaign. We collect all the data form the different authentic websites, and it’s time to meet the 10 best kickers in the NFL heading for the 2019 Season.

In this article we will tell you about the 10 best kickers for the 2019 NFL Season, taking into account aspects such as his short-term success, and the possibilities of making his team a contender. All the best kicker in the NFL given below.

  1. Justin Tucker – Ravens (40 points)

There may be a discussion in which place on the listless in this. Justin Tucker is the best kicker in the current NFL, three times named All-Pro (including last year), holds the league record with 90.1 effectiveness in 263 FG attempts and 99.6% of 242 extra-point attempts in his seven years of career, all playing in open stadium and facing the complicated conditions of the AFC North six times a year.

At 29, he has just signed a record extension in the position (4 years and 20.45 million dollars), he has many years left to continue breaking records and eventually, sign a career that will take him to the Hall of Fame.

  1. Greg Zuerlein – Rams (31 points)

We are probably facing the most talented and powerful kicker in the NFL. 2018 was a complicated year for him, coming from the All-Pro campaign he lost five games due to injury and his 87.1 per cent effectiveness was not exactly stellar.

However, its nickname “Greg The Leg” is not in vain, because it speaks of the kicker that any head coach would like to have when trying field goals of more than 50 yards.

  1. Robbie Gould – 49ers (31 points)

With you the best kicker in the NFL in 2018 in terms of the effectiveness of FG (33 of 34 for 97.1%). In the season only an attempt of 40 to 49 yards failed, and it is one of the most interesting stories of this offseason.

We will see how much the contractual situation affects its performance (it wants a long-term agreement, but SF only gave it a Franchise label and is currently missing training), but without a doubt Gould is at an interesting point in his career, since he has enough experience as a professional (13 years old), but he still has a lot of “useful life” for a team to have him in the long term.

  1. Wil Lutz – Saints (23 points)

Lutz’s third year in the NFL and New Orleans has been the best of his career, connecting 28 of 30 field-goal attempts (93.3% effective, franchise record) and 52 of 53 extra points (98.1%). Something important with him is that he is quite efficient in long kicks, connecting 11 of 12 attempts of more than 40 yards and 2 of 3 of more than 50. It is undoubtedly one of the strengths for a fearsome Saints offensive that starts as a favourite to the Super Bowl.

  1. Harrison Butker – Chiefs (22 points)

This is another success story of a young kicker with a couple of solid campaigns and has already successfully dealt with the pressure of the playoffs, leaving perfect (1 of 1 FG and 4 of 4 extra points) in that last defeat against the Pats In the previous regular season he went 24 of 27 with 88.9% of FG and 65 of 69 for 94.2% of extra points, which speaks of this kicker not keeping up as part of the explosive Kansas City offensive and that he has everything to follow rising.

  1. Aldrick Rosas – Giants (15 points)

Commonly, in the second year of the race an NFL player falls into a pothole (the famous and feared sophomore slump), but Rosas signed an impressive 2018 Pro Bowl by the NFC after passing from 72 to 97% of FG, failing only one attempt (which was more than 50 yards, by the way). To this, we must add that only one extra point failed in the year, With 24 years he has everything to stay as one of the 10 best kickers in the NFL.

  1. Jason Myers – Seahawks (11 points)

He won the tiebreaker by a mention in fourth place among the staff. At 28 years of age and after spending three seasons in Jacksonville he arrived last season at the Jets to put stellar numbers that earned him to be selected to the Pro Bowl by the AFC. Sixth NFL kicker in the percentage of FG with 97.7% (33 of 36 attempts) and 90.9% in extra points. Outstanding if we remember that the Jets offence is not exactly among the most explosive, now with the Seahawks will have more opportunities to shine.

  1. Matt Prater – Lions (10 points)

In 2018 Matt Prater was probably the best man on the offensive of some Lions that went down, capitalising on the constant red-area failures of Matt Stafford and company. He had an excellent 87.5% effectiveness in field goals (perfect in FG of 20 to 40 yards and failing only 4 attempts of more than 40 yards. Something very revealing is that he went perfect in extra points, something that only he and two kickers more in the NFL they got in the season.

  1. Matt Bryant – Falcons (11 points)

In 2018 and at 43, Bryant achieved elite numbers with the third-best percentage of the NFL in FG (95.2%), and throughout the year only one attempt failed, which was more than 50 yards. Only his two failures in extra points stained his record, and probably his age and low workload (similar to Jason Sanders) affected him to climb places on the list.

  1. Jason Sanders – Dolphins (10 points)

In his first season, he played all the games with the Dolphins and had a 90 per cent effectiveness in field goals added to 97.2% efficiency in extra points. What removes points is that he had few attempts (20 field goal and 36 extra points), so we are about to discover his performance with a higher volume of work

Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo
Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.

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