I excitedly wrote up the Broncos choosing to franchise Matt Prater because there was a second team franchising their kicker. What I called a preliminary trend is now becoming a real-life actual trend.
According to Pro Football Talk the Jacksonville Jaguars have tagged Josh Scobee. The one-year tender for kickers is expected to be about $2.5 million.
The 29 year-old Scobee apparently has no intention of signing on for a one-year deal and will presumably trying to get a long-term resolution with the Jags. His career field goal percentage is 78.8% but he nailed 23 of 25 this past season for 92% including 5 of 6 from 50+ yards.
(I promise that if another team franchises a kicker, I won’t write a new headline about it.)