Cleveland Browns free agency target no. 1, Younghoe Koo, Kicker Atlanta
Ever since the Cleveland Browns moved on from kicker Phil Dawson it seems like they are always searching for his replacement. It seemed like when 2021 started they had found their guy in Chase McLaughlin until the season fell apart.
Saying that your number 1 free agency target should be a kicker may seem off but the Browns must find stability at the position. Younghoe Koo, a former Pro Bowl kicker, may finally be the guy to give stability to the position.
In his career, Koo has made 90 of his 100 field goal attempts, with a long of 54 yards, as well as 87 of his career 91 extra-point attempts. The Browns have not seen this level of consistency at kicker in what seems like a lifetime.
The Browns had more than a couple of games come down to one score in which they had missed kicks occur this season. There were wins and points that were left on the field time and time again, sometimes opting not to try a field goal chance because of a lack of confidence in their kicking game.
Having someone you feel confident in helps lower the pressure on playcalling and a need to be perfect because you know you have someone that can make sure a drive gets points.
Koo comes from a team where he did kick in a dome, so adjusting to Cleveland weather would be tough, but a guy with a 90 percent career make percentage deserves that shot.