Many wondered whether kicker Brett Maher had kicked his last ball in the NFL after last year’s playoffs. He inexplicably got a case of the yips and missed five extra points in two games. He has found a new home as he has signed with the Denver Broncos.
Brett Maher Signs With The Denver Broncos
Maher gets a chance a redemption. There was no way that Dallas was going to bring him back. Even after a solid season, there are some events that happen where a team just has to move on. Maher gets a chance to kick in one of the most kicker-friendly places in the league. The thin air makes long field goals much easier. The signing makes sense as Maher played under new head coach Sean Payton in New Orleans. Payton has seen what he can do and is not worried about his poor playoff performance last season.
Does Dallas Have A Kicker?
I get why they could not bring Maher back. However, it isn’t like they have a clear plan. Veteran Tristan Vizcaino was signed and they also added USFL kicker Brandon Aubrey to compete for the job in training camp. For a team with Super Bowl aspirations, weak special teams can be a killer. I’m a Packers fan. I know what it can do. The Cowboys need to hope that whoever wins in camp finds their comfort zone fast so fans don’t have to hold their breath every time there is an extra point.
It’s great to see Brett Maher get another chance with the Denver Broncos. Kickers can go through spells like this but usually bounce back with no issues.