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Despite a rocky 2021 season, the Green Bay Packers could bring back longtime kicker Mason Crosby in 2022.
Last season, the 38-year-old Crosby missed nine field goals and a pair of extra points – a sharp drop from his best work the previous season.
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Crosby connected on 91% of his FG tries in 2019, setting a new personal best en route to a new three-year, $12.9 million contract. He’s been perfect in 2020, connecting on all 16 of his FG attempts.
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst told reporters that Crosby’s experience is a factor and the veteran kicker could be there in the upcoming season.
“For our football team to have a championship-type kicker, a guy who can compete at that level, is important,” Gutekunst said.
Fanside reports that Crosby could be a victim of the cap ahead of an offseason where the Packers are potentially looking to re-sign four-time MVP Aaron Rodgers and star WR Davante Adams, however.
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But the veteran kicker has rebounded from below-average seasons before, such as the 2012 season when he scored just 21 field goals from 33 attempts. Fanside reports that the team stuck by him in that time and in 2013 the kicker was off, missing just four field goals all season.