Former Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein reportedly signs a 3-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys. The contract has a base value of $7.5 million, according to NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo.
The Rams likely aren’t able to afford Zuerlein’s services thanks to the recent signing of DL Michael Brockers. Still, the writing was on the wall though since Zuerlein is rejoining former special teams coach, John Fassel.
Zuerlein was initially drafted in the sixth round (171st overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of Missouri Western State. He spent eight seasons with the Rams made 201 of 245 field goals and 264 of 270 extra point attempts.
Zuerlein is best known for being able to nail long field goal attempts, which has earned him nicknames like “Greg-the-Leg” or “Legatron.” His career long is a kick from 61 yards. That being said, he’s had moments inaccuracies. Last season especially wasn’t one of his more accurate seasons. Making a career low 72.7% of his field goal attempts.
The Rams will need to address the position somehow. Not a whole lot of reputable free agents available. The Rams could also look to draft a kicker in the 2020 NFL Draft.