The best place kicker in movie history?
I. A Tweet from Data.
I found that the average K finished 13th in the NFL in FG % in the Super Bowl season. 6 top 10, 8 11-19, 6 20th or worse.
So it turns out you can win a Super Bowl without a great kicker. But he can’t be too terrible; worst was 23rd in field goal percentage.
— Johnathan Wood (@Johnathan_Wood1) July 17, 2019
Data did a nice thread on Super Bowl kickers and this Tweet was the basic summation.
I agree with his basic conceit that the Bears don’t need a great kicker over the duration of the NFL season to have a great NFL season. But how many times do we need to see kickers make SIGNIFICANT kicks in the postseason to understand that this position makes and breaks postseason runs almost every season. I’m not questioning whether the Bears can win ten games with one of these kids kicking their field goals. They can. I’m questioning whether they can win a title. And that’s the goal now.
II. A Comment from the Comments
From “That Guy”: