Stephen Gostkowski
(Jack Dempsey/AP Photo)

Stephen Gostkowski has not been having a great year in 2020. If you look at his stats, he is 12 for 20 on field goals this year. With six of those makes coming in one game against the Vikings in week 3. However, even more, troubling is that all but one of these misses have come from kicks less than 49 yards down-field.

After his continued special teams’ failures on Thursday night against the Colts, head coach Mike Vrabel had this to say.

“I think we’re going to have to evaluate everything that we do. We have to be better in all areas. I have confidence in Craig and Ryan and what they do. We’ll continue to hold people accountable and continue to improve. I thought that those guys, I’m very confident they know what they’re doing. I know what they coach, I’m in those meetings and there at practice. We will just keep working and making sure that we start playing better in that area and performing better.”

At a career-worst 60% field goal percentage, who could the Titans get to replace the aging Gostkowski? If I were Mike Vrabel, I would put in rookie Tucker McCann.

Tucker McCann

McCann is currently the Titans’ practice squad kicker. He has no NFL experience, as he was an undrafted free agent rookie from Missouri in 2020. McCann was set to start in 2020; however, Gostkowski took the spot from him late in the preseason. He was a solid kicker and college completing 94% of his extra points and 73% of his field goals over his four-year college career. Although he may not be as accurate as Gostkowski on the long balls, he can most certainly hit a 30-yard kick. Something that Gostkowski has struggled with tremendously.

Even if Mike Vrabel decides to go in a different direction, something has to be done about Stephen Gostkowski, and it has to be done quickly.

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