It’s exceptionally hard to hit field goals of 60 yards or more, which is why so few have been made within the 100-year history of the NFL. But for Dallas Cowboys kicker Brett Maher, 60 yards is the cash zone.
Before halftime of today’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, Maher successfully booted 60-yard field goal. What was crazy is that he did so on back-to-back plays because of an officiating mistake.
With that successful 60-yard kick, Maher is now 4-for-4 on kicks of 60 yards or longer in his profession. To place that into perspective, nobody else has greater than three.
The broader NFL world was stunned by Maher’s incredible leg and accuracy from what many consider a near-impossible distance. Some are saying that he needs to be a Pro Bowler without delay:
In terms of elite leg strength, Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker normally gets the highest billing in that department. On condition that he’s made 4 straight Pro Bowls and made six straight All-Pro teams, it’s no big surprise.
But Maher has been on a tear this season and will dethrone Tucker as the highest kicker within the league this 12 months.
Is Brett Maher the perfect kicker within the NFL without delay?