New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance vs. the Bears.
Good news coming out of New York Giants camp that wasn’t just about the final score from last Sunday.
Kicker Aldrick Rosas has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. And from a viewer’s standpoint, he most certainly deserves it.
Rosas had a huge impact in the 30-27 upset against the Chicago Bears this past week. He was three-for-three on field goals, as well as three-for-three on extra points.
One of the field goals was also from 57 yards, the longest field goal in franchise history for Big Blue. Rosas also connected on a 44-yard field goal to give the Giants the advantage in overtime.
The second-year Giants placekicker has been fantastic thus far in 2018. Through 12 games he’s connected on 26 of 27 field goals for Big Blue. He’s also hit from 50+ yards four times this season.
After the game on Sunday, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur praised his kicker for his efforts and impact in the win.
“I’ve said this all along, too: I’m fond of our kicker and I’m fond of who he is as a football player, because he’s not just a kicker, he’s a football player,” Shurmur said, per Dan Benton of Giants Wire. “If a fight broke out, he’d be right there. He’s tough, he’s resilient, and I’m really proud of the fact that he’s having a really positive impact on our games.”
If Rosas performs this well through the final four games of the regular season, he deserves Pro Bowl honors.
He’s done all the Giants have asked him to do. Not to mention, he’s proving to be one of the more dominant kickers in the NFL.
As a young guy, Aldrick Rosas definitely someone the Giants should bring back for the 2019 season.