One of the Tennessee Titans’ biggest struggles in 2019 was the kicking game, and the Titans have the opportunity to fix its kicking game in free agency.
The Tennessee Titans worked out a few different kickers throughout the 2019 season, hoping one of them would be good enough to keep around. Unfortunately, none of them completely worked out and that leaves the Titans once again looking for a kicker.
So how can the Titans fix all of its kicking woes? Well, it can be done with one simple free agent signing.
The New England Patriots have released kicker Stephen Gostkowski as they turn to a new era which gives the Titans an opportunity to sign one of the best kickers that the NFL has to offer.
The Titans absolutely have to see what the price tag is for Gostkowski, and if it’s even somewhat reasonable, then I think that the Titans have to take it. If you want to be successful in the NFL, then you have to have a good special teams unit.
The uncertainty at the kicker position is not going to get the job done long-term if the Titans want to consistently be in the playoffs and go deep in the playoffs every year.
In his 14-year career, Stephen Gostkowski has made 87.4% of the field goals he has attempted. If you’re asking me, that’s pretty good compared to the Titans not even making 50% of the field goals they attempted last season.
Gostkowski did suffer from a hip injury last season, so that’s something to keep an eye on, but if he uses the spring and summer to get completely healthy, then I don’t think there will be many issues during the season.
It’s at least worth a call to Gostkowski to see if it’s possible. The Titans were so bad last year that really anyone slightly better than what they had last year would be an improvement.
If the Titans can’t get Gostkowski, then they might as well try to bring back Cody Parkey. He was 3-for-3 before he was cut last season.