Baltimore Ravens: Top 15 free agent signings of all-time

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Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
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player. 26. . Kicker. (2012-Present). Justin Tucker. 7

Some of the best free agent signings don’t come as big name splashes in March. Justin Tucker, who has become the most accurate kicker in league history, was undrafted coming out of Texas. This means that Tucker was a free agent of the undrafted variety. Tucker has an argument for being the greatest field goal kicker of all-time brewing and he isn’t even close to being done.

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He came to the Ravens at the perfect time. In 2011, Billy Cundiff embarrassingly missed a run of the mill field goal, that would have taken the Ravens to overtime with the New England Patriots. The end of that AFC Championship made it clear that the Ravens needed a great kicker.

The Ravens longed for the days where Matt Stover was automatic. Then, Tucker came into the picture and he ended up surpassing Stover as the greatest kicker in team history.

Since 2012, Tucker has made 91 percent of his kicks and has only missed one extra point attempt. He’s made 38 field goals from beyond 50 yards and his career long is 61 yards.

Whether it was a freezing conditions game winner in overtime against the Denver Broncos, a long field goal in the kicker unfriendly Heinz Field or a game winner at M&T Bank Stadium, nobody has ever doubted Tucker.

He is a Ravens legend and he remains the most dependable player on the team. In a world where placekickers don’t get enough love, Tucker deserves all the affection the Ravens Flock can give him. The Ravens have a great history of finding undrafted free agent gems, and Tucker shines greater than all of them.