Stephen Gostkowski could be the answer to the Titans kicking woes.
Despite reaching the AFC Championship in 2019, the Titans were by far the NFL’s worst kicking team. Tennessee went through four different kickers last season, making just eight of their 18 attempts over the course of the regular season.
While the Titans got by without a consistent kicker, they cannot make the same mistake in 2020. Kicking can swing the results of games, and having a consistent presence at the position is a luxury that playoff teams would be wise to invest in.
In short, the Titans need stability, but help may be on the way. According to Michael Gallagher of Nashville Post, former New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski recently bought a home in Tennessee.
Gostkowski would be a great fit for the Titans.
New England released Gostkowski in March after an injury forced him to miss most of the season, but Tennessee could be the perfect home for the 14-year vet. The 36-year-old sports a remarkable 87.4 percent career field goal percentage and could bring stability to the Titans’ rockiest position from 2019.
After upsetting the favored Patriots and Baltimore Ravens en route to an AFC Championship appearance, Tennessee enters 2020 with high expectations. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill is locked into a long-term deal and the team is working on extending star running back Derrick Henry.
However, as so many promising teams have seen in the past, subpar special teams can sink an otherwise promising squad. With 2019 holdover Greg Joseph currently slated as the starter, Gostkowski would provide an instant upgrade.
The three-time Super Bowl champ is coming off of a hip injury, but he could be worth a look in training camp. Bringing an established veteran in for competition is never a bad idea, especially at such an inexpensive position.
While it is unclear whether or not Gostkowski buying a home in Tennessee has anything to do with the Titans, it is evident that he would be a perfect fit for a young team looking to return to the playoffs.