With a Sunday night showdown between first-place foes the Patriots and Ravens looming, perhaps New England coach Bill Belichick just iced Baltimore’s kicker extraordinaire with praise.
When asked Friday if Justin Tucker was the best kicker in the game today, Belichick wondered in return if Baltimore’s Mr. Accuracy wasn’t the best of all-time.
“He’s the best kicker in the history of the league, right? I mean, yeah,” Belichick said
Tucker certainly has the resume to back up such a compliment. He’s a three-time All-Pro, a two-time Pro Bowler and a one-time Super Bowl champ. Through seven-plus seasons of booting the ball in the NFL, Tucker’s 90.7 field goal percentage is the greatest of all-time — just like he is apparently. In the extra-point category, Tucker is 261 of 262, stunningly having missed just one PAT in all these seasons of success.
As for 2019, Tucker’s made all of his kicks — seven field goals and 16 extra points.