The Pittsburgh Steelers have a problem, and their problem is their kicker.
In 2017, Chris Boswell was the AFC representative in the Pro Bowl. Fast forward to 2018, and Boswell is a train wreck.
Just look at the 2017 statistics, vs. the 2018 statistics:
2017 — 16 games, 35 FGM, 38 FGA, Extra Points 37/39
2018 — 13 games, 10 FGM, 16 FGA, Extra Points 39/44
While Boswell did make a very big 48 yard field goal vs. the New England Patriots in Week 15, he also missed a 32 yard field goal, leaving more points off the scoreboard.
That is where the huge problem resides with Boswell. He isn’t just missing kicks, but is putting his team in precarious situations where they are chasing points, having to go for two-point conversions to get back to a standard point schedule, and leaving far too many opportunities on the field.
However, after the game Mike Tomlin spoke about how he gave his kicker a vote of confidence after his early game miss:
Kicker Chris Boswell said Mike Tomlin told him after his missed 32-yarder that he would go right back to him.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) December 17, 2018
While fans might be warmed up to Boswell considering his last kick was a good one, the question remains:
What should the Steelers do with Boswell?
If the team decided to give the kicker the boot, they would have to eat a healthy chunk of change from his new contract signed prior to the 2018 regular season. So, if you were the people in charge, how would you handle the kicker going forward? Are you willing to tolerate his struggles, even when it could end the team’s season prematurely? Or is it time for a change?
Let us know by voting in the poll below, and discussing in the comment section below:
What should the Steelers do with kicker Chris Boswell?
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Time to let him go
Stick with him