Graham Gano was a terrific free agent signing for the Giants in 2020.
Graham Gano was a revelation for New York in 2020.
For the first time in quite a while, the NY Giants had a reliable, steady, and dependent kicking option that consistently kicked the ball successfully through the goalposts every week. Gano brought a wealth of experience and a sense of professionalism that was lacking greatly for the team at kicker in recent years.
Gano came in and took over for Chandler Catanzaro who never seemed to be a legit option for the team at kicker. Gano entered the season coming off a sabbath 2019 where he spent the season retired. Graham returned in 2020 and had a career year.
Gano went 31-of-32 on field goal attempts which tied his career-high for most field goals made in a season. Gano also hit 21 of 23 extra points and he ensured the Giants would almost always score seven points after a touchdown.
Gano’s patience and success this season paid off brilliantly. The team rewarded Gano with a 3-year, $14 million extension in November and he will be the team’s unquestioned kicker for next season.
After years of drama and turbulence at the kicking position, the NY Giants finally got it right with Graham. Instead of unnecessary drama dealing with domestic violence, arrests, DUIs, and missed kicks, Graham Gano came in and kept his head down, and went to work every day. He had one of his best seasons ever at age 33 and looks to build upon these numbers for next season.