New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas has been selected to the AP All-Pro 2nd Team after his Pro Bowl-caliber season.
Kicker Aldrick Rosas was chosen to be a second-team All-Pro, being edged out by Ravens kicker Justin Tucker for the first team. The second-year Giants kicker will also be representing the NFC in the Pro Bowl late January.
Through a Giants season that was full of disappointment and all of five wins, Rosas was a bright spot. He completed 32 of his 33 field goals throughout the year, conjuring up a 97 percent success rate. He was also 31-for-32 on extra points.
This was a huge improvement from the 2017 season. In his first year with the Giants, the kicker only made 18 of 25 field goals, a 72 percent success rate. He also missed three extra points on the year.
Rosas also set the Giants franchise record for longest kick made in a game. He converted on a 57-yard field goal in a 30-27 win over the Chicago Bears in Week 13.
Many thought Rosas may be cut due to lack of performance in his rookie season. However, taking another chance on the kicker for the 2018 season proved to be a great move by the Giants front office. The kicker came to play and put points on the board for Big Blue, even when the offense couldn’t.
Rosas will be kicking in the Pro Bowl for the NFC on Jan. 27. And as far as next season, I think it’s in the best interest for the Giants that he’s on the final roster to start the regular season.