NFL Kicker Rankings

Jake DeWitt

Tier 1

1. Stephen Gostkowski (New England Patriots)
The Patriots’ all-time leading scorer will go down as one of the greatest kickers in NFL history. The 11-year professional has made 87.3% of his field goal attempts, and boats a career long of 57 yards – which is pretty impressive given the fact that half his games are played in less than optimal weather in Foxboro.

2. Dan Bailey (Dallas Cowboys)
Dan Bailey has nailed 90.4% of his field goal attempts in his six years with Dallas. He’s remarkably solid from 50+, having made nearly 75% of such attempts.

3. Justin Tucker (Baltimore Ravens)
Tucker is arguably better than both kickers ranked above him. His success rate from 50+ is just 63.6%, but that’s largely because the Ravens have confidence in Tucker’s ability to convert those attempts. His career long of 61 yards came back in 2013.

4. Steven Hauschka (Seattle Seahawks)
The nine-year veteran is really entering his sixth season as the full-time kicker. He attempted 13 field goals or less each year from 2008 to 2010, but has since solidified his position as an elite kicker with Seattle. With the Seahawks, Hauschka has converted 89.2% of his attempts. He’s especially good from 40-49 yards, converting 80% of such attempts. His career long is 58 yards.

Tier 2

5. Graham Gano (Carolina Panthers)
6. Chandler Catanzaro (Arizona Cardinals)
7. Cairo Santos (Kansas City Chiefs)
8. Adam Vinatieri (Indianapolis Colts)
9. Mason Crosby (Green Bay Packers)
10. Matt Prater (Detroit Lions)
11. Brandon McManus (Denver Broncos)
12. Blair Walsh (Minnesota Vikings)
13. Chris Boswell (Pittsburgh Steelers)
14. Matt Bryant (Atlanta Falcons)
15. Josh Brown (New York Giants)
16. Roberto Aguayo (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
17. Nick Novak (Houston Texans)
18. Dan Carpenter (Buffalo Bills)
19. Sebastian Janikowski (Oakland Raiders)
20. Nick Folk (New York Jets)
21. Mike Nugent (Cincinnati Bengals)

Tier 3

22. Jason Myers (Jacksonville Jaguars)
23. Josh Lambo (San Diego Chargers)
24. Dustin Hopkins (Washington Redskins)
25. Phil Dawson (San Francisco 49ers)
26. Connor Barth (Chicago Bears)
27. Greg Zuerlein (Los Angeles Rams)
28. Caleb Sturgis (Philadelphia Eagles)
29. Andrew Franks (Miami Dolphins)
30. Ryan Succop (Tennessee Titans)
31. Patrick Murray (Cleveland Browns)
32. Cody Parkey (Cleveland Browns)
33. Kai Forbath (New Orleans Saints)

Stats not updated since time of writing (Courtesy of NFL.com)

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Author: Thrive Nation

Amateur sports journalism blog, primarily posting about the latest happenings in EPL, MLB, NFL, and Boxing.

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