One of four kickers ever to be selected in the first round of the NFL draft will not be returning to the NFL next year in a Raiders uniform.
The 18 year veteran missed all of last season with a back injury and his stand-in, Girogio Tavecchio, proved to be a sufficient replacement. After Tavecchio’s performance last season the idea of the Raiders not re-signing their veteran kicker doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Although that is not a choice I would make myself.
That being said, now that the Veteran Kicker is available, should Tampa go after him? I say yes and would already be sniffing around. Janikowski already lives in Florida, making Tampa an ideal place for him to finish his career. If Tampa can get Janikowski, I believe that it could be a move that would surely make up for the trading up to draft another Florida State – Lou Garza Award Winner- turned bust in 2016.
When it comes to kickers, and who is the best in NFL history, Jaikowski’s name finds a comfortable home in the top 3 if not at the very top.
Edited By Morgan Adele