The Baltimore Ravens (9-3) are scary and a bonafide Super Bowl contender this season. Adding wood to the fire, they boast the greatest kicker to ever grace an NFL football field in Justin Tucker, thus the Los Angeles Rams decided to sign another legend to face him.
The Rams, who announced the acquisition of former Green Bay Packers kicker Mason Crosby to their practice squad on Wednesday, activated the living legend and moved him to their active roster ahead of the Week 14 game at Baltimore, most probably naming him their starting K for Sunday.
Crosby ended his tenure in Wisconsin last January after spending all of his career playing for the Green Bay Packers since he entered the league back in 2007. He has never played for another team, and this is also the first time he's signing with a squad midway through an ongoing season.
Crosby, 39 years old, has a career field-goal percentage of 81.4 percent. That figure ranks 56th all-time, with Crosby never missing a single game through any of his 16 seasons of NFL experience.
In the last three seasons, spanning from 2020 through the end of the 2022 campaign, Crosby has attempted 79 field goals scoring 66 of them for an 83.5% success rate.
Back in 2020, Crosby was perfect kicking field goals as he went on to score all 16 of his attempts. That has changed of late, however, as the veteran has seen his accuracy suffer a bit of late with his accuracy rates dropping a bit.
Last year saw Crosby bounce back a bit to a respectable 86.2 FG% but he was coming off a mediocre 73.5% season in 2021 when he appeared in all 17 games played by Green Bay but could only score 25 of the 34 field goals he kicked then.
When it comes to long-distance (50+ yards) attempts, Crosby is 8-of-12 in the past three seasons combined, although it's worth noting that he's attempted four such field goals in each of the past three years scoring four in 2020, three in 2021, but only one last season.