Even the Kansas City Chiefs are off for Labor Day on September 6. They would not have been, given the Cleveland Browns visit Arrowhead Stadium in just six days, except for head coach Andy Reid giving kicker Harrison Butker a one-kick opportunity to make a 64-yard field goal at practice last week.
The Chiefs posted a video of the kick to their official Twitter account on Monday morning.
Coach said if @buttkicker7 made a 64-yarder, we could have the day off pic.twitter.com/2DQITMZJ24— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) September 6, 2021
Reid arranged the kick with special teams coordinator Dave Toub.
“Tell [Butker] to say loose,” Reid said to Toub. “I’ma bring him up. I’ma let him kick for the Monday off.”
Toub gave the kicker word of the challenge.
“No pressure, But,” Reid told Butker. “Have at it, brother.”
Butker’s range up at training camp in St. Joseph was around 58 yards; making from 64 — the distance of the NFL record held by Matt Prater — gave the Chiefs players the day off.