Cincinnati Bengals fans have fallen in love with rookie kicker Evan McPherson, who has proven to be quite the weapon for the stripes through just 10 games. Selecting a kicker in the fifth round wasn’t the most popular decision but fans are willing to admit they’re wrong after seeing what the Florida product has accomplished.
McPherson had another impressive game on Sunday, connecting on all four field goals he attempted. Three of those four field goals were from 50+ yards out, which gives the Bengals a huge weapon. Rather than punting the football away, McPherson has shown that he could step in and add three points to the scoreboard, even from a far distance.
To this point of the season, McPherson has connected on 15-of-18 field goal attempts with a percentage of 83.3. He’s missed just one extra point, which happened in the win over the Raiders.
During McPherson’s time in Cincinnati, we’ve seen a few different nicknames floating around. I personally called him “Dreamboat McPherson” because the rookie is everything fans have dreamed of having in a kicker. Others, however, have rolled with “Money McPherson” or something along the lines.
On Monday afternoon, however, McPherson was asked about his nickname preference and he gave an answer.
Evan McPherson wants his nickname to be “Money Mac”
Obviously, the Bengals kicker gets a say in what he’d like to be referred to as and “Money Mac” is a good pick. It incorporates the fact that he’s accurate and reliable but also pulls from his last name. While I still like my Dreamboat nickname for the kicker, I’ll respect his wishes and refer to him as “Money Mac” moving forward.
Whatever name fans choose to call him, fans won’t take having a solid kicker for granted after how bad of kicker luck the organization had over the years.