New York Giants Release Aldrick Rosas, Sign Chandler Catanzaro

Chandler Catanzaro, New York Jets (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Chandler Catanzaro, New York Jets (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /

The New York Giants have released Aldrick Rosas after he was charged in a hit-and-run incident, and they have signed Chandler Catanzaro to take his place.

New York Giants’ kicker, Aldrick Rosas, was charged with three misdemeanors following an incident in June. Rosas was charged with reckless driving, hit and run, and driving on a suspended license because of a previous DUI.

With that, the Giants rightfully decided to move on from Rosas on Sunday, and almost immediately turned around and signed former Jets kicker, Chandler Catanzaro. The question is; will Catanzaro be able to put up the numbers Rosas did during his time as a Giant, especially his numbers from 2018.

In 2018 Aldrick Rosas was selected to his first Pro Bowl after making an astonishing 97% of his field goals and 96.9% of his extra points. In 2019 though, Rosas made only 70.6% of his field goals and 89.7% of his extra points.

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That being said, he fell off quite a bit, and it might not have been the worst thing in the world that the Giants are moving onto a new kicker. However, Catanzaro hasn’t been on an NFL roster since 2018, and over the five seasons he has spent in the NFL, he has never been selected to a Pro Bowl but has put up impressive numbers.

In 2015, while with the Cardinals, Catanzaro made 90.3% of his field goals, and 91.4% of his extra points. In addition to this, he has made all of his extra points in a season twice, in 2014 and 2017. Catanzaro’s career field goal percentage is 83.8%, and his career extra point percentage is 92.9%… pretty impressive, and much better than Rosas’ averages over his three seasons.

However, will he be able to keep up after not being on an NFL roster since 2018? This is a question that will have to be answered over time, but I can’t imagine his play would fall all that much with averages as impressive as the ones mentioned above.

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Overall, Chandler Catanzaro could be a good signing for the New York Giants after the unfortunate circumstances with Aldrick Rosas.