A good finish to the NFL career of former Texas Longhorns kicker Justin Tucker could be more than enough to earn him best kicker of all-time credit.
A former kicker with the Texas Longhorns football program, veteran Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens, is having himself quite the career in the NFL. Tucker is not only considered to be the best kicker of the NFL in this day and age, a lot would feel that he is the best at his position in the history of the league.
For yet another year in his accomplished NFL career, Tucker was named to the AP All-Pro First-Team. This was the fourth First-Team All-Pro selection for Tucker and the third Pro Bowl selection.
What got Tucker to this point was his 96. field goal percentage from the regular season, that was good for second best in the NFL. He was also seventh in total field goals made, and tops in the NFL in extra-point attempts made.
By now, Tucker is the active NFL leader in field goal percentage and extra-point percentage. He is also 10th in points scored among active NFL players and seventh in total field goals made among active kickers.
With how good of a season fellow First-Team All-Pro and former Louisville Cardinals Heisman winning quarterback Lamar Jackson is having with the Ravens, there’s a chance that Tucker could be well on his way to a second Super Bowl. The Ravens are the one-seed in the AFC this year. They are set to take on the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional Round on Jan. 11.
The Titans are coming off a shocking Wild Card Round upset of the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 4 by the final score of 20-13. That should be a good one on special teams too as First-Team All-Pro Titans punter Brett Kern will square off against Tucker and the Ravens.
There are now multiple news outlets that like Tucker as the NFL’s greatest kicker of all-time. He’s not even a full decade into his NFL career. CBS Sports was one of the more significant within the past year to rank Tucker as the best NFL kicker of all-time.