3. Cleveland Browns K Chase McLaughlin
Chase McLaughlin will be overshadowed by Justin Tucker’s 66-yard field goal, but Browns fans know how important of a day it was for the Browns’ kicker.
Overall, McLaughlin was 4-of-4 in the game He made a stadium record 57-yarder, as well as 52-yarder. He added two extra points, making him 9-for-9 on point after tries this season.
His long-distance makes were big kicks, as the outcome of the game wasn’t yet determined when the kicker was called upon to perform.
McLaughlin is far from being a lock every time he trots onto the field, but he’s gaining experience and more importantly building confidence.
For the Browns, McLaughlin is now a weapon. Remember, the team didn’t even attempt a 50+ yard field goal with Cody Parkey on the squad last season.
Now, the roster boasts a player who is 6-of-7 on 50+ yard attempts over his career.
Stefanski summed it up best after the game, saying, “I have confidence in the kid.”