NFL: The Green Bay Packers have ushered in a new era. Between trades and free agency moves, the Packers have become one of the youngest offenses in the NFL over the last two off-seasons. Jordan Love, Christian Watson, Romeo Doubs, Jayden Reed, Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, Tucker Kraft, and Luke Musgrave all figure to play big roles for the offense moving forward. That group has an average age of just over 23. That being said, any team can benefit from adding veterans to their team. The Packers have been rumored to be interested in bringing back one of their own.
Anders Carlson’s Struggles Continue For The Green Bay Packers (NFL)
After a dismal 2-of-7 outing on Saturday, all eyes were on Green Bay Packers rookie kicker Anders Carlson during Tuesday’s practice. Unfortunately, Carlson didn’t bounce back like many on the team hoped he would. He finished the day with a 5-of-8 mark (62.5%) that included missing a game-winning attempt.
As a whole, the NFL made 85% of its kicks in 2022. Right now, Carlson is officially 12-of-20 in camp, per reports. Robin Adams of Wisconsin Sports Heroics highlighted how fans were begging for Mason Crosby back after the first few practices:
All offseason, up until the draft and after it, Packers fans have been pretty outspoken about wanting Crosby back for one more season. These opinions got even louder on Saturday after Carlson went a woeful 1-6 on field goal attempts during Saturday’s practice.
It is understandable that fans would miss a fan favorite immediately after he leaves. It is also understandable that they are skeptical of a rookie kicker.
The Green Bay Packers May Be Forced To Re-Sign Kicker Mason Crosby
If Anders Carlson has more kicking performances like he has recently, the Green Bay Packers might have no choice but to pick up the phone and dial Mason Crosby’s number.
“We’ll see how it goes,” GM Brian Gutekunst said Tuesday on the possibility of adding a second kicker. “I think Rich would like 20 specialists.”
Gutekunst’s comments only fueled the speculations that the Packers may be looking to go a different route with their kicker.
Mason Crosby said recently that he wasn’t counting out a return to the Green Bay Packers this season. A recent update in the kicker free agency market Thursday might have made the chances for his return more plausible at this point in July.
“Weird stuff happens every year, and you never know. You never know what’s going to happen,” Crosby said in an interview with ESPN Wisconsin this week about his chances to return to the Packers.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Anders Carlson is married to Abigail Coleman, a 2021 Auburn graduate in finance. He mentioned that he thought about his wife when planning his mid-summer wedding and enjoys having her with him every night when he comes home from football.
Auburn's starting kicker is Alex McPherson, as reported by Justin Hokanson of On3. Despite kicker Anders Carlson retaining his starting position on the team's Week 11 depth chart, the Tigers have decided to go with McPherson for the role. This change in direction was announced on Friday.
Yes, Anders Carlson is going to the NFL. In the 2023 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected him in the sixth round. Coming to Auburn as a three-star recruit from The Classical Academy in Colorado, Carlson played five seasons with the Tigers before entering the NFL.