After Aldrick Rosas had a rough rookie season the New York Giants, especially with a new coaching staff, could have been forgiven had they simply moved on from the former NAIA kicker and found an established placekicker.
They gave Rosas another chance, though, and he rewarded them.
Let’s take a closer look at the third-year placekicker as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.
How he got here
Giants fans likely know Rosas’ story. Kicked collegiately at NAIA Southern Oregon, won the Giants’ kicking job in 2017 and ... had a miserable rookie season. Rosas made only 18-of-25 field goals, 72 percent.
He got a second chance in 2018 with a new coaching staff and responded with a Pro Bowl season. Rosas made 32-of-33 field goals, including 4-of-5 from beyond 50 yards, and 32-of-33 extra points.
Not a lot to say here. Rosas has developed into one of the NFL’s best young kickers. While placekicking can be unpredictable, Rosas should remain one of the league’s better kickers for the next several seasons.