Done Deal: Tennessee Titans Confirm The Signing Of Another Top Experienced Star

**Kicker Nick Folk Discusses Re-Signing with Titans**

After four years with the Patriots, Nick Folk was traded to the Titans last summer. Despite the move, the 39-year-old kicker enjoyed a stellar debut season in Nashville, converting all but one of his 30 field goal attempts in 2023, leading the NFL with a 96.7% success rate. He also made 28 of 30 extra point attempts, demonstrating his reliability despite his age. This performance led Tennessee to offer him a one-year deal with $3.5 million guaranteed in March.

Reflecting on his decision to re-sign, Folk said, “For me, it’s always been a patient game. I kind of understand the game, and I understand the business side of it. I was patient with it, and I knew I wanted to play. I told [general manager] Ran [Carthon] at the end of the season that I wanted to keep playing, that I loved it here. I wanted to come back, and I’m excited to be back.”


Given his strong play in 2023, Folk likely had opportunities to join other teams if he had chosen to test the market. However, his decision to stay with the Titans should provide the team with another season of consistent performance at the kicker position, which the Patriots missed from Chad Ryland, who was drafted to replace Folk.

Although Folk had struggled with kickoffs during his time with New England, his touchback percentage (50.8%) and average depth (62.3 yards) on kickoffs in 2023 surpassed his career averages. As he enters his 17th NFL season, questions about his future are understandable. Another productive year with the Titans, who included kicker Brayden Narveson in their UDFA class, would improve his chances of securing another opportunity in 2025 if he chooses to continue playing.

While Folk’s range on kicks beyond 50 yards could be a concern, his accuracy from shorter distances remains solid. He has connected on 78 consecutive field goals within 40 yards, the longest streak in NFL history. As long as he remains consistent from close range, the Titans should have a reliable kicking game once again in 2024.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.