It looks like having a parade in his honor won’t be the only summer highlight for this year’s “Mr. Irrelevant,” Ryan Succop.
The Chiefs placekicker, drafted 256th overall, is now the heavy favorite to be Kansas City’s starting kicker after the team released Connor Barth on Tuesday.
Barth hit 10-of-12 kicks in his rookie season, but wasn’t known for having a big leg. The Chiefs rarely attempted long kicks when he was in the lineup.
Power is not a problem for Succop, who reportedly showed 60-yard range during Kansas City’s organized team activities.
Succop now is the only Chiefs kicker on the roster. It’s possible they could sign a veteran during camp if he struggles, but the job looks like his to lose.