The Best New England Patriots Kickers Of All Time

Voting Rules
Vote up kickers based only on their performance with the Patriots.

The best New England Patriots kickers ever have all had a part in some of the biggest moments in franchise history. NFL games can be won and lost by one or two points, making every made or missed kick of the greatest importance and every starting kicker a potential hero.

While recent stars like Adam Vinatieri and Stephen Gostkowski have made their mark in the Patriots' past, early standouts like Gino Cappalletti and John Smith helped craft their own legacies in the old days of the franchise.

So which of these kickers from New England history deserves to rank near the top of the list? Who are the best Patriots kickers of all-time? Vote below, and check back to see what other football fans thought.

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  • Adam Vinatieri

    Patriots career: 1996–2005

    Career accomplishments:
    3× Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)
    2× Pro Bowl (2002, 2004)
    2× First-team All-Pro (2002, 2004)
    New England Patriots 50th Anniversary Team
    NFL 2000s All-Decade Team

  • Patriots career: 2006–2019

    Career accomplishments:
    3× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI, LIII)
    4× Pro Bowl (2008, 2013–2015)
    2× First-team All-Pro (2008, 2015)
    Second-team All-Pro (2014)
    NFL record 479 consecutive extra points made

  • John Smith

    John Smith

    71 votes

    Patriots career: 1974–1983

    Career accomplishments:
    Pro Bowl (1980)
    Named to Patriots All Decade Team for 1970s

  • Patriots career: 1960–1970 (as Boston Patriots)

    Career accomplishments:
    5× All-Star (1961, 1963-1966)
    4× Second-team All-AFL (1961, 1963, 1964, 1966)
    AFL MVP (1964)
    New England Patriots Hall of Fame
    New England Patriots No. 20 Retired

  • Nick Folk
    75 votes

    Patriots career: 2019 - present

  • Tony Franklin

    Patriots career: 1984-1987

    Career accomplishments: 
    Pro Bowl (1986)