Green Bay Packers: Playing devil’s advocate on pending free agents
Mason Crosby has spent nine years as the Packers’ kicker after being selected in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Only in one of those years has he finished below 75 percent in field goal percentage, but he has firmly put the struggles of 2012 behind him.
Why he should re-sign: Crosby is one of the best kickers in the NFL. He doesn’t get the praise of the Stephen Gostkowskis and Steven Hauschkas of the world, but he’s right up there. Crosby has converted his last 20 field goal attempts in the postseason, which is an NFL record.
The best kickers are the ones who can convert under pressure and Crosby has proven time and again he can do this.
Why he should walk: The only reason Crosby should be allowed to walk is if the price tag gets over the top and another team is willing to pay ridiculous money on him. There is mutual interest between Crosby and the Packers to agree a new deal.
If Crosby decides to test the market and gets offered a contract way above the Packers’ valuation, only then should he be allowed to depart Green Bay.
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