NFL: The Most Accurate Field-Goal Kickers of All Time

Mike Vanderjagt is the Most Accurate Field-Goal Kicker of All Time

Mike Vanderjagt is the Most Accurate Field-Goal Kicker of All Time

Are field-goal kickers getting more accurate over time? It sure looks like the answer is “Yes.”

Take a look at the 20 most accurate kickers in NFL history below – with the caveat that they have all played a minimum of five seasons in the league (80 games or more).

A full 11 of the 20 kickers are still active today – and seven of the top 10 (noted with asterisks).

But it’s Peyton Manning‘s long-time kicker with the Indianapolis Colts, the retired Mike Vanderjagt, who has the best field-goal percentage of them all at a hair under 86.5 percent.

The book’s not closed on this record, obviously, especially if the accuracy trend continues. Will someone eventually finish his career over 90 percent? It’s possible.

Before that, though, the Chicago BearsRobbie Gould, Tennessee TitansRob Bironas, New England PatriotsStephen Gostkowski and maybe a few others have a shot at Vanderjagt.

KICKER FG % CAREER SPAN GAMES FG MADE FG ATTEMPTS
1. Mike Vanderjagt 86.47%  1998-2006 135 230 266
2. Robbie Gould* 86.31%  2005-present 133 227 263
3. Nate Kaeding 86.19%  2004-2012 112 181 210
4. Rob Bironas* 85.61%  2005-present 139 232 271
5. Stephen Gostkowski* 85.59%  2006-present 115 196 229
6. Shayne Graham 85.37%  2001-present 155 245 287
7. Matt Bryant* 84.75%  2002-present 158 250 295
8. Phil Dawson* 84.03%  1999-present 226 321 382
9. Matt Stover 83.66%  1991-2009 297 471 563
10. Dan Carpenter* 83.24%  2008-present 87 149 179
11. Ryan Longwell 83.18%  1997-2012 240 361 434
12. Jay Feely* 83.16%  2001-present 202 321 386
13. Adam Vinatieri* 82.82%  1996-present 269 434 524
14. Shaun Suisham* 82.63%  2005-present 108 176 213
15. John Carney 82.41%  1988-2010 302 478 580
16. Jason Hanson 82.36%  1992-2012 327 495 601
17. Jeff Reed 82.24%  2002-2010 132 213 259
18. John Kasay 81.88%  1991-2011 301 461 563
19. Jeff Wilkins 81.87%  1994-2007 200 307 375
20. Josh Brown* 81.85%  2003-present 159 248 303

Photo: scout.com

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Posted on December 1, 2013, in NFL Football and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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