29. PK Justin Tucker
He’s not yet among the NFL’s all-time leaders when it comes to total points scored and successful field goals, but Baltimore Ravens specialist Justin Tucker is certainly working his way up the list. The talented specialist earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors in 2021. It was the fifth time that the talented kicker was accorded each of those accolades during his impressive 10-year career.
As a rookie, he was a member of John Harbaugh’s Super Bowl XLVII champions that edged the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31, at New Orleans. In 10 seasons, his blistering 91.1 field-goal percentage (326-of-358) is tops in NFL annals.
In Week 3 at Ford Field, Tucker’s kick on the final play of the game hit the crossbar and went through. It was a 66-yard field goal, the longest in the history of the National Football League.
There are only two pure placekickers in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The first accorded those honors was Jan Stenerud (1991) and the latest was Morten Andersen (2017). Common sense says that Patriots and Colts star Adam Vinatieri (the NFL’s all-time leading scorer) will have his day. The clutch Tucker appears to be on that road to Canton as well.