Harrison Butker named AFC special teams player of the month

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As it turns out, the Panthers seem to have chosen poorly when it comes to kickers.

Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker was named AFC special teams player of the month, after a sterling 18-of-19 October.

The 18 field goals were the most by any rookie in a month in league history.

Butker started the year with the Panthers as a seventh-round pick, and they kept him on the Week One roster along with veteran Graham Gano. But they eventually cut him when carrying two kickers became impractical, and the Chiefs were happy to collect him.

In fairness, Gano has been pretty good too, making 17-of-18 field goals so far this year. But he’s also making $3.05 million this year to Butker’s $465,000 (plus the sunk cost of his $83,000 signing bonus), making it look like the Chiefs got the better end of the deal for now.

4 responses to “Harrison Butker named AFC special teams player of the month

  1. This proves that Marty Hurney is an idiot that needs to be fired at the end of the season and he will if the Panthers do not make the playoffs. Getting rid of Kelvin Benjamin for hardly nothing was another idiotic move. The Panthers got nothing for Harrison Butker because idiot Hurney could not swing a trade so they left him unprotected on the practice squad and Kansas City was more than glad to relieve the Panthers of their draft pick for nothing and they may have their kicker for the next 15 years. And Hurney made another idiotic move when he brought back All Pro wide receiver Brenton Bersin who can;t keep from getting knocked out of football games???? KB for BB??? One more time. Hurney is an idiot who needs to be fired at the earliest possible opportunity.

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