The Las Vegas Raiders will roll with Daniel Carlson at kicker once again in 2020, and he will have plenty of opportunities to bounce back.
During the 2018 NFL season, when most of the team struggled for the Oakland Raiders, there was a bright spot at the kicker position. The Raiders brought Daniel Carlson over in free agency after he was released by the Minnesota Vikings, who had made him a fifth round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Carlson struggled with the Vikings, appearing in only two games and making one of his four field goal attempts. He was let go in mid-September after missing one field goal during regulation, and then two more in overtime of a 29-29 tie against the Green Bay Packers.
One month later, the Raiders came calling after releasing Matt McCrane, and Carlson was pretty much automatic once putting on the Silver and Black. Carlson made 16 of his 17 field goal attempts, including going a perfect 3-for-3 from 50-plus yards, showing the kind of power, and accuracy that he showed during his time at Auburn.
In 2019, the Raiders did not see the same kicker, but he will have his chance to bounce back in 2020.