Philadelphia Eagles placekicker Jake Elliott
Jake Elliott, regardless of what he does for the rest of his career, will always be remembered as one of the heroes of the 2017-2018 Super Bowl-winning season. There is, however, one issue with that type of statement whenever it’s made. One great season does not a great career make.
Elliott has never been voted to a Pro Bowl, and truthfully, there have been times, over the past few seasons, where we’ve watched him consistently miss from distances that some of us believe that we can connect from (even if we can’t). That alone should serve as evidence that his absence from previous all-star team rosters was the right decision.
This year was different, however. Maybe the Philadelphia Eagles’ decision to replace Dave Fipp with Michael Clay was all it took. Maybe Jake has done some soul-searching. Whatever has happened, Number 4 has been relatively close to automatic.
He had that miss in Week 2 versus the San Francisco 49ers, but ever since Week 3 on, he’s made 22 of his 23 field-goal attempts. His only miss came in Week 6 versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s also connected on all 36 of his extra-point attempts. He’s three for three on kick attempts from 50 yards plus.
Elliott was the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after Week 11. He was the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Month for November. This has definitely been a Pro Bowl season, but for now, he’ll have to accept the title of ‘alternate’. Matt Gay of the Los Angeles Rams finds his way onto the roster.