The Bengals have to feel good about their kicking situation, at least after the debacle we saw around the NFL this past weekend.
Sunday in particular was dark day for NFL kickers, as we watched 19 missed kicks take place, including 12 field goals and seven extra points. Several of them were potential game-winners, and it cost several kickers their job.
The Vikings cut Daniel Carlson, a fifth-round draft pick this season, after he missed three field goals in the team’s 29-29 with the Packers. The Browns cut Zane Gonzalez — a former seventh-round pick — who missed two field goals and two extra points in Cleveland’s 21-18 loss to the Saints.
That’s why the Bengals have to feel pretty good about what they’ve gotten from Randy Bullock, who the team just signed to a two-year contract extension, including $4.205M in new money, per Ian Rapoport.
Sure, Bullock isn’t among the league’s best kickers, but he’s good enough, especially when you see the destruction that took place on Sunday. Bullock has had some shaky moments during his 20-game stint with the Bengals, including three missed field goals and two missed extra points in his first 13 games in Cincinnati.
But since then, Bullock has hit every kick, including a 51-yard go-ahead kick in the fourth quarter of last season’s upset of the Lions.
So while there are certainly better kickers than Bullock, He’s probably one of the 12-15 best in the NFL.
Since the beginning of the 2016 season, number of kickers with at least a 90 percent FG rate and 94 percent PAT rate? Four.— Paul Dehner Jr. (@pauldehnerjr) September 18, 2018
1. Justin Tucker, BAL
2. Greg Zuerlein, LAR
3. Randy Bullock, #Bengals
4. Harrison Butker, KC
So, we ask you, was giving Bullock a two-year extension the right move for Cincinnati?
Do you approve of the Bengals giving Randy Bullock a 2-year extension?
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