Packers: Phenomenal Mason Crosby enters Year 15 in Green Bay

Green Bay Packers, Mason Crosby (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Mason Crosby (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

While many teams around the league are searching for their long-term solution at the kicker position, the Green Bay Packers are entering year number 15 with Mason Crosby.

To stay on top of your game at any position, in any sport, for a decade-and-a-half is incredibly difficult to do. At the kicker position, to be able to remain consistent for that long is mind-blowing.

Crosby has had tough periods in his career. He struggled throughout the 2012 season and had a rare poor performance in 2018 when he missed five kicks against the Detroit Lions. But every time he’s been challenged, Crosby has shown the mental toughness to bounce back and get better each time.

After converting a career-low 63.6 percent of his field goals in 2012, many kickers would’ve struggled to bounce back. Not Crosby. The Packers stuck with him in 2013, and he repaid their faith by hitting 89.2 percent of his FGs the following year, which at the time was a career-best.

Similarly, since his five misses against Detroit three years ago, he’s been simply unbelievable. Four of the five kicks he missed were field goals. But he’s bounced back in a big way, missing only four field goals in the 43 games since then.

That includes zero missed field goals last season, the first time he’s achieved that in his career.

Like any kicker, Crosby has faced tough moments in his career. Times when fans watch nervously before a kick. But every single time, he gets right back up and improves his game.

And like a fine wine, Crosby is still getting better. In 2019, he set a new career-best on field goals, converting 91.7 percent. He broke his career-best again in 2020 with a perfect 100 percent. His last field-goal miss came in Week 17 of the 2019 season.

The Packers’ all-time leading scorer has already put together an outstanding career. Entering Year 15, Crosby is still on top of his game.