Packers kicker Mason Crosby is having another great season.
Green Bay Packers fans are constantly thankful for their all-world quarterback. We don’t like to imagine Packers games without Aaron Rodgers slinging the football around.
The same should also be true of Mason Crosby.
Just like it’s rare to replace a Hall-of-Fame quarterback with another, transitioning to a new kicker can present just as many challenges.
Every year, countless teams around the league struggle with inconsistent play at kicker resulting in multiple changes at the position.
Not the Packers. Year after year, Crosby continues to be Mr. Consistent at the kicker position. When the Packers need him to step up, he rarely fails to deliver.
Perfect Crosby playing crucial role for Packers
We can talk about the league’s highest-scoring offense, the unstoppable connection between Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams, and the incredible start Matt LaFleur has made to his head coach career. But don’t forget about Crosby, who steps up and delivers time after time.
Now in his 14th season with the Packers, Crosby is a perfect 15-of-15 on field goals. The fact he’s on pace for a career-low 18 field goal attempts shows just great the offense has been at converting opportunities into touchdowns, but take nothing away from his performances.
A fifth of Crosby’s field goals this season have been 50 or more yards, including a 57-yarder against the Detroit Lions last week. Only two have been inside 30 yards.
While Crosby has missed three extra-point tries, he’s also attempted 50, tied for third-most in his career. And that’s with three games to go. He’s on pace for 62 attempts, which would be second-most in his career behind only the 2011 season when he attempted 69.
One thing is for sure: Crosby is having another great year. If the Packers need him in the postseason, they can be confident he’ll step up and make the kick.