2. Greg Joseph* (currently on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad)
Despite showing himself to be a very reliable kicker during the course of his young NFL career, Greg Joseph has twice been passed over even though his production on the field shouldn’t have warranted that.
As a rookie with the Cleveland Browns in 2018, Joseph was a revelation for the Brownies as he converted on 17-20 field goal attempts (85%) with a long of 51 yards. Of his 3 misses, all of them were over 40 yards (two from 40-49 and one from 50+).
Had the Browns not decided to invest a premium draft pick (for a kicker) in Austin Seibert who set an FBS record for career points by a field goal kicker (499), there’s a very good chance Joseph would still be kicking for Cleveland: the Browns showed their lack of loyalty again shortly-thereafter by cutting Seibert himself after one rough game to start the 2020 season.
After being let go by the Browns, Joseph signed on with the Carolina Panthers practice squad in 2019 before being snatched up by the Tennessee Titans who were in the midst of a serious run but had just lost veteran Ryan Succop to injury to the tune of a three-year contract, displaying the type of respect the league has for Joseph’s abilities.
Joseph didn’t get to kick his first field goal with the Titans until the team’s AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs, converting on all of his attempted 15 extra points in the process.
The former FAU college kicker latched onto the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practice squad early on in the 2020 season, making him ripe for the taking should the NY Giants want to make a move on the 26-year-old, dependable kicker.