Week after week throughout the NFL season we watched one kicker after another miss field goals. Week after week, Austin MacGinnis waited for a phone call that never came. Finally, somebody made a wise decision.
Kentucky’s all-time leading scorer is spending his day kicking footballs in a private workout with the Chicago Bears. According to Ian Rapoport, veterans Nick Folk and Blair Walsh are also in the building.
MacGinnis spent time before the season kicking at Bears’ minicamp. After Cody Parkey’s infamous playoff Double Doink, the Bears’ front office felt buyer’s remorse for Parkey’s $15 million contract.
If all goes well today in Chicago, the KSR Football Podcast may need to create a “Help Wanted” sign. Even though we will miss Austin, we’d much rather see him succeed on Sundays.