Most field goals in a season
Since returning to the NFL in 1999, the Cleveland Browns have had their issues with winning football games. They’ve also struggled to find the right players for some of the most important positions — such as quarterback.
However, from 1999 through 2012, there was one position they never worried about — kicker. Phil Dawson was the man who took care of those duties and he’s arguably the best the team has ever had. He finished his career as the leader in field goals made with 305 and was a respectable 84 percent on his attempts. He also set the record for most makes in a single season when he went 30-of-36 back in 2008.
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Current Record for field goals: 30, Phil Dawson in 2008
Dawson’s record is one that could be in danger this season as the Browns hope to have finally found themselves their next long-term starter in Austin Seibert. The Oklahoma product never kicked a lot of field goals in school since his team always scored touchdowns (he was 87-of-88 on extra points in 2018 — yes, 88 extra points) but he was deadly accurate. By his senior season, Seibert was 17-of-19 and was also said to be one of the most competitive players on the team.
Seibert will have to beat out Greg Joseph, who did better than he gets credit for in 2018, but his status as a fifth-round pick gives him the edge. Should he win the job, there will be plenty of opportunities to knock in field goals.
This Cleveland offense is much better than years past, meaning they could be in range for field goals more often than normal. In 2018, they attempted just 25 total kicks, a total that’s sure to improve in 2019 which could help Seibert as he looks to put his name in the record books.
Prediction: The record stands, but eventually Seibert knocks it off