Mason Crosby is a Green Bay Packers legend. Nothing will change that. However, there’s no debating that he’s had a rough season to date. Not all of that is his fault, of course. The Packers’ field-goal blocking has been nothing short of a disaster for much of the year, particularly from the right side, so it’s hardly surprising Crosby has dragged a few kicks to the left.
That said, Crosby has also missed kicks when the blocking has held up. That includes a miss from 42 yards in Sunday’s victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
Crosby is just 14-of-21 on the year for field goals and 24-of-25 on extra-point tries.
There aren’t many kickers in the league I’d believe in more to bounce back than Mason Crosby. He’s done so time and again throughout his career. However, it’s worth noting that the Packers have regularly protected kicker J.J. Molson on the practice squad this season, preventing other teams from signing him.
That perhaps gives us a clear indication what they think of Molson. To protect him on the practice squad week after week possibly shows us the Packers view him more than just a backup for Crosby, but perhaps the eventual successor to their highest-ever points scorer.