The New York Giants have re-signed their veteran Pro Bowl kicker Aldrick Rosas one day after tendering him.
Looks like the New York Giants are getting their Pro Bowl kicker back for 2019.
On Thursday, the Giants re-signed placekicker Aldrick Rosas, per Michael Eisen of Giants.com. Big Blue just tendered him on Wednesday as an exclusive rights free agent.
In his second year on the Giants (and in the NFL), Rosas connected on 32 of 33 field goals. This gave him a conversion rate of 97 percent, which was second in the NFL. The only other kicker with a higher conversion rate on field goals this year (min. 25 field goals) was former Giants kicker and current San Francisco 49ers kicker Robbie Gould. Gould connected on 97.1 percent of his field goals in 2018.
In addition, Rosas connected on 31 of 32 extra points during the year, a conversion rate of 96.9 percent.
In a 30-27 Week 13 win over the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium, Rosas connected on a 57-yard field goal. It’s now the longest field goal in Giants franchise history. Retired NFL kicker Ali Haji-Sheikh previously held the longest field goal in franchise history when he kicked a pair of 56-yard field goals in 1983.
Rosas had 127 points for Big Blue this past year, tying Haji-Sheikh for the fifth-highest in team history. Former Giants kicker Jay Feely set the Giants record for most single-season points when he achieved 148 in 2005.
Overall, this is a great move by the Giants to bring back Rosas. The improvement he showed from year one to year two was drastic. To go from a 72 percent conversion rate on field goals to a 97 percent conversion rate in one year goes to show the potential this man has.
Congrats to Rosas. Hopefully, he can bring great things to the Big Blue special teams unit in 2019 and head to additional Pro Bowls in the future.