After Monday’s practice, Tennessee Titans special teams coordinator Craig Aukerman gave an update on where things stand with the team’s kicker competition.
The Titans are trying to decide between Greg Joseph and 2020 UDFA Tucker McCann for the starting job after a 2019 campaign that saw Tennessee have the worst field goal unit in the NFL.
According to Aukerman, the two kickers are currently “neck and neck” for the starting job.
#Titans special teams coordinator Craig Aukerman said the competition between kickers Greg Joseph and Tucker McCann has been “neck and neck. … It’s been very competitive. They’ve been consistent, they’re pushing each other.”
— Erik Bacharach (@ErikBacharach) August 24, 2020
Based on the last count we saw on Friday from Jim Wyatt of Titans Online, Joseph was 24-for-26 on his attempts overall, while McCann was 22-for-25. Those numbers certainly spell out what Aukerman is saying.
Going into training camp, Joseph was considered the favorite over McCann after ending the 2019 season as the team’s kicker and having an advantage in the experience department, but clearly McCann is making it a close race.
There is still a possibility that the Titans bring in a veteran to add some experience to the competition, as Joseph only has 21 career field goal attempts and McCann is a rookie.
We’ll get an idea just how much confidence the Titans have in their current options in the weeks to come based on whether or not Tennessee brings in another kicker.