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Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now? 

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Updated December 27, 2019 13.6k votes 2.8k voters 35k views 32 items

While they may not be the ones throwing touchdown passes or defending the line, the best kickers in the NFL do plenty for their teams—and they can sometimes be unsung heroes. From sending a punt to the other end of the field to coming in and making a much-needed field goal, and even getting that extra point after a touchdown, NFL kickers have an important role on the team. Of all the placekickers in football, however, who is the best kicker in the NFL right now?

Without a doubt, the top NFL kickers include the likes of Justin Tucker, Harrison Butker, Wil Lutz, and Greg Zuerlein—not to mention the ever-accurate Stephen Gostkowski. In fact, some of these players may even be considered the best kickers of all time. Regardless, these current NFL kickers withstand some serious pressure and nail it one kick after the other—often coming in when their teams needs them most. 

Who's your choice for the best kickers in the NFL today? Check out the list below and vote up the guys you think are at the top of their class. For more football, check out the best linebackers in the league right now. If you're a fantasy football player, head over and help decide the best fantasy football kickers of 2019.

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Justin Tucker is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
Placekicker from Houston, Texas

Teams: Baltimore Ravens

Age: 29

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2
Greg Zuerlein is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
Placekicker from Lincoln, Nebraska

Teams: Los Angeles Rams

Age: 28

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3
Wil Lutz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?

Teams: New Orleans Saints

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4
Harrison Butker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?

Teams: Kansas City Chiefs

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5
Stephen Gostkowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
Placekicker from Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Teams: New England Patriots

Age: 35

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#272 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #5 of 88 The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time #13 of 247 The Best New England Patriots Of All Time

6
Adam Vinatieri is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
Placekicker from Yankton, South Dakota, United States of America

Teams: Indianapolis Colts

Age: 43

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7
Mason Crosby is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
Placekicker from Lubbock, Texas

Teams: Green Bay Packers

Age: 31

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#376 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #24 of 41 The 41 Hottest Men in the NFL #13 of 88 The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

8
Jake Elliott is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?

Teams: Philadelphia Eagles

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9
Robbie Gould is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
Robbie Gould Placekicker from Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania

Teams: San Francisco 49ers

Age: 34

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10
Matt Prater is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
Matt Prater Placekicker from Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Teams: Detroit Lions

Age: 34

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#333 of 1,537 The Best Football Players Ever #26 of 124 The Best Detroit Lions of All Time #9 of 88 The Greatest NFL Kickers of All Time

11
Josh Lambo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?

Teams: Jacksonville Jaguars

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12
Aldrick Rosas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
TRENT13 added Aldrick Rosas

Teams: New York Giants

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13
Graham Gano is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
Placekicker from Arbroath, United Kingdom

Teams: Carolina Panthers

Age: 28

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14
Matt Bryant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
Placekicker from Orange, Texas

Teams: Atlanta Falcons

Age: 43

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15
Steven Hauschka is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
Placekicker from Needham, Massachusetts

Teams: Buffalo Bills

Age: 30

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16
Brandon McManus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?

Teams: Denver Broncos

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17
Ka'imi Fairbairn is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
TRENT13 added Ka'imi Fairbairn

Teams: Houston Texans

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18
Chris Boswell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?

Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

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19
Dan Bailey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
Placekicker from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Teams: Minnesota Vikings

Age: 31

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20
Brett Maher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
TRENT13 added Placekicker from Kearney, Nebraska

Teams: Dallas Cowboys

Age: 29

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21
Jason Myers is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
Zack Scott added Jason Myers

Teams: Seattle Seahawks

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22
Ryan Succop is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
Placekicker from Hickory, North Carolina

Teams: Tennesse Titans

Age: 29

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23
Austin Seibert is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
Austin Seibert

Teams: Cleveland Browns

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24
Jason Sanders is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
TRENT13 added

Teams: Miami Dolphins

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25
Dustin Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Best Kicker In The NFL Right Now?
Placekicker from Austin, Texas

Teams: Washington Redskins

Age: 25

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