On Wednesday of this week, video surfaced of Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker hitting a 75-yard field goal.
Impressive, to say the least.
Granted there is no snap, no holder, no rush, and most likely not much to deal with in terms of wind conditions, a field goal from the far side 35-yard line is still absolutely bonkers to fathom.
Before the start of last season, Tucker was feeling himself a little after inking a four-year contract extension worth $16.8 million. In an interview with Good Morning Football, Tucker claimed to have hit the crossbar from 85 yards out in warm ups when the Ravens traveled to Denver to start the 2015 season.
“So if the situation is just prime, maybe 84 and a half yards,” said Tucker to Kay Adams of GMF.
Take that as a slight exception to Matt Prater’s NFL record, or don’t, that’s all part of the game, but this morning, it was Prater’s turn to offer a rebuttal. After all, as previously alluded to, Prater holds the record for the longest field goal in the history of the NFL: A 64-yard field goal he hit back in 2013 when he was with the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field in Denver.
January 28, 2017
If this spawns a 24-hour run of the two uploading videos of one another outdoing each other by a single yard, consider the Pro Bowl a resounding success and all of us winners.