It looks like Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus has a new objective on his agenda.
As McManus prepares for the 2020 season, his objective is to break the field goal record for longest make.
For those that aren’t aware, the record for a field goal make is 64 yards. That was converted by none other than former Broncos kicker Matt Prater during the 2013 season at Invesco Field at Mile High. Prior to this, former Broncos kicker Jason Elam held the NFL record with a 63-yard field goal attempt converted during the 1998 season at Mile High.
To sweeten the deal, the veteran kicker has a deal with Bud Light that will result in everyone over 21 years of age getting a free beer if he kicks a field goal 65 yards or longer.
“I have a big leg, and I’ve always wanted to have my name etched in history,” McManus said on NFL Network, via the Denver Post. “I know I can make that, my teammates know I can make that. In training camp, with live rushes, I’ve made it from 73 yards.”
McManus previously had a shot at breaking the record last season on a possible 65-yard field goal attempt at the end of the first half in a regular season game against the Los Angeles Chargers. However, head coach Vic Fangio did not allow McManus to attempt the field goal.
“Even [Prater] texted me after the game and said, ‘I can’t believe they didn’t let you do it,’” McManus said. “I really would like an opportunity to do that.”
McManus has hit field goals as far as 75 yards out during practice. Hopefully he receives the opportunity to break the field goal attempt record next season.