If the Kansas City Chiefs need to make room on the salary cap, they may just want to think about cutting their bubbler, because depending on how the Harrison Butker offseason works, the Chiefs will may never need to play again.
Butker has one of the strongest legs in the NFL, and he showed it in a workout earlier this week when he started a GOAL OF 77 YARDS. It’s not a typo. The Chiefs kicker punctured a 77-yard basket, which means he took the free kick from the opposite 33-yard line. Because you will probably want to see this for yourself, here is a video of the kick:
To put that into perspective, the longest goal basket ever made in an NFL game is 64 yards, which was done by Matt Prater in 2013. Although Butker had a little easier here – there isn’t There was no defense, and he didn’t have to face a snapper or a holder – the kick was always impressive, because again, IT WAS 77 YARDS. Again, this kick comes from the opposite line of 33 yards. If Butker could do it in a game, the Chiefs would be practically within a goal range after a touchback.
Butker had an equally impressive kick in November when he broke through a 70-yard basket during warm-up before the Chiefs’ 24-17 victory over the Chargers in Mexico City. The reason that this kick was impressive is that it came with a snap and a grip.
Although Butker can strike from a long distance, the Chiefs never really tested his strength. The longest kick in his three-year career came from 56 yards, which happened in 2019. This kick, which came against the Bears in week 16, is also the longest attempt in his career.
Only 18 kickers in NFL history hit a field goal of 60 yards or more in a game, a list Butker would likely like to join at some point, and the good news for the Chiefs is that he definitely has the leg to do it.
Don’t be surprised if Butker continues to share his kicking videos, and it is because he has the only job in the NFL that is ideal for the current situation in which we currently live. Being a kicker is a lonely job, which makes it perfect for social distancing, which means it won’t be too difficult for kickers to find a place to practice this off-season.
If Butker wants to entertain his Twitter followers during this off-season, he should challenge Justin Tucker in a long distance kick competition. The Ravens’ kicker, arguably the best in the NFL, also has an extremely strong leg. During a Pro Bowl training in 2017, Tucker.
Let’s say the first to hit 80 wins.