The rising tide lifts all boats. Kickers, too.
Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker, who has now performed in 4 Super Bowls, set the all-time profession Super Bowl record final night time with nine field goals. He added 4 within the 25-22 additional time win over the 49ers.
Three of his field goals on Sunday had been shorter than further factors — 28, 24, and 29. He added a Super Bowl-record 57-yarder, breaking the brand-new record set earlier within the sport by 49ers kicker Jake Moody, from 56.
(Moody, by the way in which, turned the primary kicker to hit two field goals in the identical sport from 50 or extra yards away.)
Butker additionally tied the record for many field goals made in a single Super Bowl, and for probably the most tried in a profession, with 10.
There was a second when Butker arguably was on the radar display for potential MVP consideration. If he’d completed with 5 field goals, together with each the one to pressure additional time and presumably an extended one to win the sport, who is aware of?
Regardless, he’s within the record books, each for what he was in a position to do within the sport and since he’s on a group that has performed in 4 Super Bowls in 5 years.