It isn’t common for players other than placekickers or punters to make kicks during NFL games, but when it happens it’s always noteworthy. So if NFL teams ever need a player who can double as a field goal kicker, they might have found their man.
During Kansas City Chiefs practice today, Chiefs safety Justin Reid decided to try his hands at kicking a field goal. With a tee to assist him, he lined up and drilled a 65-yard field goal.
If that were a proper kick during an NFL game, it would be the second-longest in league history after the 66-yarder Justin Tucker nailed against the Detroit Lions.
The clip has over 1,600 views in just a few minutes. Fans are already giving their thoughts on how impressive (or unimpressive) the feat was:
“I would 100% become a kicker once I physically couldn’t play safety anymore,” one fan joked.
“Off the ground is impressive. My longest ever was 60 off a tee. Couldn’t get much longer than 45 off the ground,” wrote another.
“This is one of the most impressive things I’ve seen,” a third fan wrote.
Justin Reid actually has a history as a kicker though. He played soccer in high school and served as the emergency kicker for the Houston Texans just last year.
Reid is a man of many talents. Placekicker Harrison Butker should probably watch his back for some competition this month.
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