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Will Chris Boswell remain consistent into 2020?

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Breaking down every player one-by-one alphabetically on the Steelers current 90-man roster

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We are on to part 11 of out 90-part series— assuming the roster does not change before we are complete— which will break down each player of the Steelers current 90-man roster in alphabetical order. This series will encompass many aspects of each players game and their current role with the team. At the end, I’ll give some projected stats as well as their chances to make the 53-man roster.

Lets check in on the wizard of Boz and if he can play more like 2019 Boz and not 2018 Boz:

Chris Boswell

Position: K
Height: 6’ 2”
Weight: 185 lbs
College: Rice
Draft: UDFA in 2015


2019 stats

31 FG attempted
29 FG Made
93.5 Kicking percentage
28/28 on Extra points
51 Yard long
72 Kick offs
31 Touchbacks


Contract remaining

Expires in 2022

$2,589,333 salary cap number (1.33% of total cap)
$1,683,333 dead money
$915,000 cap savings if cut


Likelihood of making the roster

Lock. Chris Boswell bounced back from a rough 2018 season and regained an above average kicking form in 2019. He’s also the only kicker on the roster. So unless something drastic changes, he’s not going anywhere.


2020 projection

I would expect Boswell to pick up where he left off a year ago. Whatever was effecting his confidence— either injury or mental— in 2018 appears to be gone, and he could be in contention to return to the Pro Bowl in 2020. Steelers fans should have no worries about the kicking game heading into this season.


Projected stats:

35 FG attempted
32 FG Made
91.4 Kicking percentage
34/35 on Extra points
54 Yard long


Summary

There were some series questions about Chris Boswell heading into the 2019 season, he has completely rewrote the script moving into 2020. If Boz can replicate what he did a year ago, the Steelers won't have to worry about its kicker for years to come.

A better offense also means the kicker will have more opportunities to score points. So anticipate even better stats for the Texas native.


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Tyson Alualu
Trajan Bandy
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