After tough game from Boswell, Steelers reportedly holding open kicker tryouts


Steelers Kicker Chris Boswell has had quite a fall from grace.

In 2017, the “Wizard of Boz” not only kicked his way into the Pro Bowl, but he also inked a 5-year, $19.7 million contract to stay in Pittsburgh.

It’s no secret that his 2018 performance hasn’t lived up to that price tag. The former Pro Bowler is ranked 31st in the league in field goal percentage – kicking at a 62.5 percent clip – and he has only made 10 field goals this season so far. Just this past week, he missed two field goals in a game that ended up as a 24-21 loss to the Raiders.

In his weekly press conference, Head Coach Mike Tomlin discussed the future of the team’s kicker position.

“We acknowledge that Chris has struggled to find consistent footing,” said Tomlin. “We are willing to explore options that gives us the best chances of that ball going through the uprights this weekend.”

When asked to clarify, Tomlin confirmed that the team would in fact be holding kicking tryouts, although he was slow to reveal any further information.

“But also, like I mentioned, Boz is a viable option as well,” he said.

Unfortunately for anyone looking to make their breakout in the NFL, Tomlin implied that he was looking for someone with experience to fill the position.

“Part of who you bring in is based on what they’ve done in the past,” said Tomlin.

Ultimately the decision will come down to who Tomlin believes will make give the Steelers the best chance to win.

“I’m not getting into the minutiae, I’m just getting to the fact that we need the ball to go through the uprights,” said Tomlin. “[Boswell] needs the ball to go through the uprights, and it hasn’t been consistently.”

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