Justin Tucker says he can make 84-yard field goal in prime conditions
Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker is pretty confident he could make the longest field goal in NFL history if the weather conditions were just right.
“We think about these things really specifically, if you send me out there you have a reason for it -- because they think I can make a kick, ” Tucker said on the NFL Network’s Good Morning Football. “To me it doesn't matter where I just have to hit a good ball. If conditions are prime, like last season we opened up in Denver, the weather was warm, the field was nice, and you’re up at altitude so the ball just carries. In pregame I think I hit the crossbar from 85, so if the situation is just prime, then maybe 84 yards.”
The league’s longest field goal was kicked by Matt Prater in 2013 in Denver. A kicker’s range is said to be about 10 percent longer in the Colorado city due its altitude.
Tucker recently signed a four-year, $16.8 million contract with the Ravens. Over the course of his career, he has made 130 field goals out of 148 attempts.
The Ravens kick off the regular season on Sept. 11 against the Buffalo Bills at home.