Kickers are mostly viewed as inconsequential players on a football team. Quarterbacks are normally at the top when it comes to importance, followed by possibly one or two of their skilled players, along with a long list of salient defensive members as well. Normally, kickers fall behind the head coach, coordinators, and even the guys who hand out the Gatorade.
In the case of Evan McPherson, his NFL journey followed the same pattern. He wrapped up his 2020 college season in Florida with a field goal percentage of 77.3%. From there, he sat day after day until he heard his name called in the fifth round of the draft by the Cincinnati Bengals.
His first year in the league wasn’t overly impressive either. At 84.8% McPherson was ranked outside the top 15 in field goal percentage but he had clutch kicks and that’s why fans love him.
With that said, if you’re looking to make a few bucks on the Super Bowl this coming Sunday between the Bengals and the Los Angeles Rams, McPherson is a guy you should look at extremely closely.
Evan McPherson could bring you a fortune
At +7500 odds per WynnBET, oddsmakers are essentially saying that the former fifth-round draft pick has no chance at winning Super Bowl MVP. But, believe it or not, the Bengals would’ve never got here if it wasn’t for McPherson.
With just a few seconds remaining on the clock in the divisional round against the Tennessee Titans, McPherson waltzed onto the field with just a few seconds remaining and nailed a 52-yard field goal to win the game.
Just a few moments beforehand, McPherson guaranteed that he would make it. He did the same thing against the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.
McPherson has been Mr. Perfect, knocking down all 12 of his kicks, including at least three from 50 yards.
The Bengals vs. the Rams should be a fireworks show from the beginning. But while the offenses should steal the show, in these situations, players get tight. If this one turns into a kicking game, McPherson could jump into the limelight. It isn’t impossible, seeing how he’s connected on four field goals in each postseason game. Meaning, McPherson will be called upon to put points on the board.
Getting +7500 odds on a guy who literally hasn’t missed a single kick seems insane. Take the plunge.