Packers 2021 roster preview: Mason Crosby is Mr. Consistent

Green Bay Packers, Mason Crosby (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Mason Crosby (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) /

Some teams get through two kickers in 15 minutes. Mason Crosby is entering his 15th season with the Green Bay Packers.

It’s incredibly rare to get such consistency at the kicker position. Most teams in the league end up looking for a replacement fairly regularly, but when the Packers line up to kick a field goal, they do so with great confidence in their veteran kicker.

Crosby is coming off a great season and will look to build on his outstanding career in 2021.

2020 stats

Crosby attempted a career-low 16 field goals due to the dominant play of the Packers’ offense, but he was perfect, converting all of them. That included four of 50 or more yards, the first time he’s been perfect from that range. Crosby converted 59 of 63 extra-point attempts.

2020 review

Outside of a few uncharacteristic misses on extra-point tries, this was a great season for Crosby, and the first time he’s not missed a single field goal. And it’s not like he had easy kicks to make. Only two were within 30 yards, but nine were at least 40 yards.

Crosby was key in the Week 3 victory over the New Orleans Saints in the Superdome. In what ended up a seven-point win for the Packers, Crosby put up 13 points on his own with three field goals and four extra-points. One of his FGs was from 52 yards, the other 49 yards.

Crosby also tied his career-best kick, a 58-yarder, against the Detroit Lions late in the game. It put the Packers up by two scores and all but sealed the win.

Will he make the roster?

Yes. There should be no competition for Crosby this summer. He’s been so consistent for the Packers and is one of the best kickers in the NFL.

What to expect in 2021

There’s no reason to expect anything different from Crosby this year. He still kicked at a high level throughout the 2020 season, including tying his career-long field goal, and Crosby is still capable of making kicks at key moments.

While many other teams will need to make a change at kicker at some point during the 2021 season, the Packers can relax knowing they’ve got one of the best in the league.