Paul Kuharsky had Titans general manager Jon Robinson on last night for a fundraiser/chat. There were a few interesting things that came out of it (read the full story here), but one interesting nugget was that Robinson said the Titans would absolutely consider bringing in former Patriots kicker Stephen Gostowski. Here is what Robinson said to PK:
“We certainly have confidence in Greg Joseph, I thought Greg did a great job for us, came in there at the end of last year and did a great job for us and helped us,” Robinson said. “It’d be his job to lose but we want as competitive a position there as possible. (Gostkowski) is another guy who’d we’d have to come in and check, but yeah, absolutely (we’d consider him.)”
The Titans kicking situation was a disaster last year. They didn’t bring in a true kicker in the 2019 training camp while Ryan Succop was injured. That forced them to scramble to sign Cairo Santos right before the season started. He, well and Mike Vrabel for continuing to send him out there, cost them the Buffalo game.
Santos was cut after that game and Cody Parkey was signed. Parkey did a nice job for the team but was released when Succop returned from injury. Succop wasn’t ready to come back, was terrible, and was placed back on IR. There were reports that they wanted to bring Parkey back but he had something going on in his personal life that required him to remain a free agent.
Greg Joseph was then signed and didn’t attempt a field goal for the first 4 games he was with the Titans. He did make all of his extra points and the only field goal he attempted.
I would be perfectly fine with them bringing Gostkowski to compete with Joseph. Gostkowski was excellent during his time with the Patriots, winning 3 Super Bowls, but he is 36 years old and coming off a major injury.