4. Harrison Butker will set the record for all-time Super Bowl field goals
At only 28 years old, Harrison Butker has already played in more Super Bowls than most players could ever dream of, but that is not the record he is chasing. Butker has a real shot at claiming the most field goals made in the Super Bowl across a career.
Butker's five field goals have come across three Super Bowls, with three against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV. Butker has frustratingly missed a field goal in Super Bowl LVII but came in the clutch when it mattered most. His 27-yard fourth-quarter field goal put Kansas City up 38-35 with 11 seconds left in the game. Fans rightfully remembered that kick, quickly forgiving his earlier missed attempt.
Both Stephen Gostkowski and Adam Vinatieri, two highly regarded NFL kickers, currently hold the record for the most field goals made in the Super Bowl throughout a career. Gostkowski and Vinatieri's seven successful field goals in the Super Bowl are a testament to their skill and longevity in the league.
If Butker surpasses or ties their record, it would solidify his place among the elite kickers in Super Bowl history and cement his legacy as a clutch performer on the biggest stage. Butker needs three to surpass both or two to tie them, but three feels very possible. Butker has made 18 postseason appearances, making three or more field goals in five of them. The Chiefs have needed Butker too much in the red zone, but he still comes through this season when it matters most.
Butker has another active kicker tied with him, Eagles kicker Jake Elliott. He has appeared in two Super Bowls, including last year's against the Chiefs. The Eagles are undergoing some major changes after a down 2023 season but should remain in the NFC's championship race for the foreseeable future. Elliott has a chance to eventually catch Butker, but not this year.