Denver Broncos’ kicker Brandon McManus is terrible
Denver Broncos’ veteran kicker, Brandon McManus, has been abysmal for the team this year and is someone who should not be on the roster in 2023. On the year, McManus is 24/32 on his field goals. That’s a 75 percent mark for someone who is largely seen as one of the better kickers in the NFL.
The problem is, he’s not and has been awful for the team this year. McManus fooled people, I think. He’s got two above-average years under his belt, one in 2016 and the other in 2019, which led to the extension he most recently signed.
He’s missed field goals in eight games this year and has had two kicks blocked. He’s the lone holdover from the Super Bowl 50 roster, but given his large contract for a kicker and awful performance this year, it’s likely that the Broncos part ways in the offseason.
At least, that’s what they should do. Kicks that have seemed mostly routine for Brandon McManus are now being missed with alarming regularity. It doesn’t help that the special teams unit for the Broncos has been bad for years now.
For a while, Brandon McManus was the one person keeping that unit from truly bottoming out, but he’s done just that in 2022, along with his running mate, Corliss Waitman, who also should not be brought back.
It was a good run for McManus who was able to sign a contract extension and win a Super Bowl with the team, but the 31-year-old appears to have overstayed his welcome. Perhaps B-Mac just needs a change of scenery.
I don’t doubt that he can still be an effective kicker in the NFL, but it’s not going to be with the Broncos and should not be. There will be changes for the Broncos this offseason, and while the offense is center stage for that, the special teams personnel needs looked at too.