Kansas City Chiefs safety Justin Reid did his best Jan Stenerud impersonation over the weekend when drilling a 65-yard field goal at training camp.
It was just a few days ago that Dave Toub was speaking about how “fortunate” he was to the press to have all of his specialists returning for another season as the Kansas City Chiefs special teams coach. With Harrison Butker at kicker, Tommy Townsend at punter, and James Winchester at long snapper, there’s a lot to like about the trio of players holding down those pivotal spots.
If the Chiefs need another leg in case of an emergency, however, a surprising candidate might have them covered.
During practice on Sunday, new safety Justin Reid decided to try his hand at a field goal. This was not just any field goal, however. Reid decided to kick one from 65 yards out. Here’s the result:
Yeah, that’s Reid nailing a 65-yard attempt as if his last name was “Tucker” and not Reid. Better yet, perhaps he’s got a bit of Jan Stenerud in him as the next great Chiefs kicker.
The Chiefs have the position locked up in Butker and will likely lean on him for years to come given that Butker looks like he’s on the verge of Pro Bowl recognition sometime soon (it hurts him to play in the same conference as Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens). However, perhaps there is some legitimacy to the idea that Reid could be a bit of help in case an emergency arises.
If nothing else, it only adds to Reid’s well-rounded game since he’s only been impressive for the Chiefs in all aspects since signing with the team this spring.