If you’d said before the Super Bowl that a specialist would get a case of the yips, the fingers would have likely pointed at Harrison Butker, knowing that he dealt with some unexplainable issues with extra points during the regular season.
On Sunday, the Chiefs saw rookie punter Tommy Townsend look like the lights were a bit too bright for his liking. Meanwhile, Butker gave Chiefs Kingdom another incredible display of strength and accuracy by providing the only offense for the team all night.
Butker was automatic and helped the Chiefs salvage drives with impressive long kicks that were clearly good well before they crossed the uprights, including a 52-yard effort in the second half. Butker only missed two of 27 field goal attempts all season, and his extra point woes are behind him as well. The Chiefs have one of the NFL’s best kickers and that narrative shouldn’t get lost in the disappointment.