Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker appeared on 610 Sports Radio’s “Fescoe in the Morning” earlier this week, and he once again discussed his NFL journey from the Carolina Panthers to the Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes and the team’s Super Bowl.
Now that the Chiefs have won Super Bowl LIV, they will turn their attention to their upcoming title defense in 2020. And Butker believes Mahomes won’t allow the team to be satisfied with just one.
“I just think with Patrick as a quarterback and seeing his work ethic and his drive, there is going to be no letting up and take our foot off this gas pedal,” said Butker. “And obviously, with coach (Andy) Reid at the top, he’s already been talking about how he’s studying film and getting ready for next year and trying to do it again, so I think we just have the culture in our facility — it’s just that we’re going to put our head down, work hard, keep doing our thing. We know what works to win games. We know that process, and we’re just going to repeat it and hopefully get a couple more rings.”
Butker landed with the Chiefs in 2017 when Cairo Santos was placed on injured reserve and the team needed a new starter. Butker’s first game was a Monday Night Football game against the Washington Redskins, one that called for him to make a 43-yard game-winning field goal in the final seconds.
That was the favorite kick of his career until the 2018 AFC title game against the New England Patriots when his 39-yarder tied the game at 31, sending it into overtime.
“I felt like making that kick kind of proved to me, I can make the biggest kicks,” said Butker. “Playoffs are just a different thing than regular season. Then obviously, when you get to the Super Bowl, it’s like, ‘I’ve never been in this situation.’ But now that I have, it’s like, how much bigger can you get? I guess a game-winning kick of the Super Bowl, but you kind of experience it all going into year four of your career.”
Butker made 34 of 38 field goals during the 2019 regular season, along with 45 of 48 extra points. He was 2-for-2 in the playoffs and missed only one extra point in 16 tries. Butker’s 31-yarder in Super Bowl LIV extended the Chiefs’ second-quarter lead to 10-3, and his extra point late in the game after Damien Williams’ first fourth-quarter touchdown made it a four-point game.
Butker’s 89.7% field-goal percentage is the best in franchise history. The Chiefs signed him to a five-year contract extension last offseason.
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