4. Fix the Kicker Issue for Good
The kicker position has been one of the main reasons for some losses this year. Mike Nugent missed critical extra points and Randy Bullock botched a game-winning field goal. The Bengals have gotten no consistency from the kicker position in the last 5 years or more. They’ve lost multiple games in the past due to the woes of that position and it needs to be addressed this year for a chance at the Super Bowl.
As a Bengals fan, I don’t want to cringe or look away, when my kicker is going out on the field for a chip shot. Looking through the free agent kickers this year, there are some decent options to choose from. If the Bengals are able to get Steven Hauschka or even Greg Zuerlein that would be great.
If the Bengals aren’t willing to spend a little more money on a kicker, a selection in the draft could be quite likely. One kicker that I wouldn’t mind the Bengals spending a 5th-6th rounder on would be Zane Gonzalez. He went 92% from all of his field goals and 7-9 on 50+ yarders for the ASU Sun Devils. Those are some great stats for a kicker and if he’s able to translate that to the NFL, the Bengals would be getting a steal and a bargain contract.