The Baltimore Ravens offense over the last few years has struggled to score touchdowns on a consistent basis, so it’s certainly a good thing that they have the greatest kicker in NFL history, at least according to NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt.
This is certainly an interesting choice, and one that could probably be argued for in fairly convincing fashion. The only point to be made against this ranking would be that Tucker will be entering his sixth season in 2017. Beyond that? The numbers (and some of the moments he’s had along the way) certainly don’t lie.
A Super Bowl champion who has been elected to two Pro Bowls and two first team All-Pro selections, Tucker currently ranks number one in all-time field goal percentage having made 89.8 percent of his career kicks. A fan favorite who has a penchant for kicking game winners and then celebrating them in equally impressive fashion, Tucker has quickly become the best kicker in the league, and with another similar five or ten years, it will be hard to argue against him ranking this high on such a list.
Some Ravens fans have called out Brandt for ranking Ed Reed and Ray Lewis too low in the same series, but will surely be happy with his placement of Tucker in this case.