Titans could have their eye on kicker Stephen Gostkowski
The Tennessee Titans are eyeing veteran free agents such as Jadeveon Clowney to potentially boost their squad that came a game away from the Super Bowl last season.
According to Titans general manager Jon Robinson, Tennessee could consider another prolific veteran with loads of big-game experience: longtime New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski.
Gostkowski missed most of the 2019 season due to a left hip injury, but his career .874 field goal percentage in 204 career games (plus 28 playoff games) is the fifth-best mark in NFL history.
“We certainly have confidence in Greg Joseph, I thought Greg did a great job for us, came in there at the end of last year and did a great job for us and helped us,” Robinson told Paul Kuharsky. “It’d be his job to lose but we want as competitive a position there as possible. (Gostkowski) is another guy who’d we’d have to come in and check, but yeah, absolutely (we’d consider him.)”.
Tennessee employed six kickers at one point or another in 2019, and the 25-year old Joseph played just two games for Tennessee. He made all nine of his extra-point opportunities and didn’t attempt a field goal.
He registered a below-average .545 touchback percentage on 11 kickoffs, though his number was much higher (.681) in his rookie year with the Cleveland Browns, in which he performed 69 kickoffs and nailed 17 of 20 field goals.
The Titans, coached by former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel, have a recent history of bringing aboard folks with ties to the Patriots organization.
It’s safe to assume the organization will likely wait until coronavirus-related restrictions on in-person workouts and physicals for free agents are fully lifted before making a decision on the 36-year old Gostkowski.