Patriots are expected to go with Quinn Nordin over Nick Folk at kicker

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It looks like the Patriots won’t be relying on a rookie at just quarterback to start the season.

According to ESPN’s Field Yates, New England is expected to choose Quinn Nordin over veteran Nick Folk at kicker.

Nordin struggled in the Patriots’ second preseason game, missing a 36-yard field goal wide right and a pair of extra points wide right in the matchup against Philadelphia. He also missed a 54-yard field goal wide left in the team’s preseason finale against the Giants.

Overall, Nordin was 6-of-8 on his preseason field-goal attempts after going undrafted out of Michigan this year. Veteran Nick Folk attempted only one field goal and hit it during the preseason.

In 16 games last year, Folk was 26-of-28 on field goals. He was also 30-or-33 on extra points.

Folk has been kicking since 2007 and has a career 81.4 field goal percentage.

11 responses to “Patriots are expected to go with Quinn Nordin over Nick Folk at kicker

  1. Wow… a day full of surprises. Honestly didn’t think he showed enough consistency, but Bill hasn’t missed on kickers/punters. We’ll see

  2. seems like that pats are adding up the nickels n dimes to pay Gilmore if it turns out being on the injured list turns out to be a crime for the other guys taking his place … but have to find out somehow if the others can actually play right … and if not some new cash and a happy player getting ready for hopefully a playoff run

  3. Surprise but I kinda like it as I like his stroke, he just needs to be more consistent.

  4. mixjuan says:

    August 31, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Wow… a day full of surprises. Honestly didn’t think he showed enough consistency, but Bill hasn’t missed on kickers/punters. We’ll see

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    Just need to look back to the 5th round of last year’s draft

  5. So he just needs to go 20 for 20, in games that actually count to get up to
    Folk’s percentage from last year then.

  6. bartholomew says:
    August 31, 2021 at 2:39 pm
    mixjuan says:

    August 31, 2021 at 2:16 pm

    Wow… a day full of surprises. Honestly didn’t think he showed enough consistency, but Bill hasn’t missed on kickers/punters. We’ll see

    ~~~

    Just need to look back to the 5th round of last year’s draft

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    Facepalm.

    He is taking about when he quickly
    commits to a punter or kicker. BB nails the punters and kickers. Gostkowski. Bailey.

    If his choice here fails, then you can bash all day long.

    Why do you think 100% of draft picks make the team every year just for BB’s team, when all other 31 NFL teams don’t have this expectation.

    A draft pick is invited to camp to see if they can make the team while being studied daily by the greatest teacher in sports history.

    BB must really like this kid if he is moving on from the safer Folk choice.

    Try to keep up.

  7. streetyson says:
    August 31, 2021 at 2:18 pm
    This can only be because Folk has a lingering injury niggle or notable risk of one.

    14 8

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    Yates is reporting that this is not an extended try out with Folk on PUP.

  8. touchback6 says:
    August 31, 2021 at 2:28 pm
    Surprise but I kinda like it as I like his stroke, he just needs to be more consistent.

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    Just last week you were raving about folk being a top 3 kicker lmao. Guess who’s wrong again. Whatever happened to the racist kicker they drafted?

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