Ravens K Justin Tucker Wants ‘Extra Point’ Added If You Split Uprights During Kickoff
Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker is doing his best to make kickers more valuable than ever.
Just a week ago, kickers around the league missed field goal after field goal after field goal, and the frustration level with kickers was through the roof.
This past Sunday, Justin Tucker tied an NFL record by making three 50+ yard field goals, and he wants to increase his stock by adding yet another scoring opportunity for himself and others…but during kickoffs.
“The idea is if you split the uprights on a kickoff you get a point or you get rewarded for it in some way,” Tucker said on “The Dan Patrick Show” via ESPN’s Jamison Hensley. “The version I like is, you split the upright, you get a point. I’ve also heard that if you split the uprights, and instead of the opposing team starting at the 25, maybe they start at the 10, just to make the game a little more interesting.”
Ravens head coach John Harbaugh also agreed with those sentiments on Monday:
“I’m on record as advocating that that should (count as) a point,” Harbaugh said.
“I’m serious now,” Harbaugh said. “But really, how exciting would that make it? “If we’re going to make these touchbacks so valuable, let’s do it, let’s go for it.”
Unlike most kickers, Tucker is actually 27 for 27 on field goals this year, so clearly he’s getting bored and wants more scoring opportunities.