New York Giants’ kicker, Aldrick Rosas, has had a rough couple of weeks following a hit and run incident, and now it might be time for the Giants to move on from him.
Aldrick Rosas was one of the best kickers in the NFL in 2018 as a member of the New York Giants, and now he could be a free agent following a hit and run incident. In June, Rosas t-boned a car and fled the scene, after his car later broke down, he was arrested and it was then believed that alcohol had played a factor in the incident.
Fast forward a month, and Rosas has now been charged with three misdemeanors including reckless driving, hit and run, and driving on a suspended license because of a previous DUI.
The third one is what sticks out to me, he had a suspended license because of a previous DUI, meaning he has got in trouble similar to this before. If that’s the case, who’s to say that it won’t happen again?
If the Giants decide not to cut Rosas and something even somewhat similar to this happens again, the Giants look like fools because they let him stick around. The only problem is, with less than a month until the preseason starts, how would you fill that kicker hole in such a short period of time?
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Well, believe it or not, there are still some very talented kickers on the free-agent market. Kickers including Ryan Succop, Nick Folk, Stephen Gostkowski, and Adam Vinatieri. In addition to these kickers, there are also the plethora of college kickers who didn’t get drafted this past May.
This being said, if the Giants do decide to part ways with Rosas due to his off-the-field problems, they will still have plenty of options when it comes to replacing him.
Also, the good news for the Giants is if they do end up cutting Rosas, they’ll be able to sleep fine at night knowing that Rosas’ play fell off significantly in 2019. His field goal percentage decreased from 97% in 2018 to 70.6% in 2019, while his extra-point percentage decreased from 96.9% in 2018 to 89.7% in 2019.
With this in mind, the Giants would find peace in cutting him knowing their kicker’s play decreased significantly in only one season. The question is; is it the right move?
The next several weeks are going to be interesting as the Giants have several decisions to make between what to do with Aldrick Rosas, and also cornerback DeAndre Baker.