KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s no secret; Harrison Butker hasn’t been himself in 2020.
The typically trustworthy Chiefs kicker has missed five PAT attempts through the first seven weeks. Speaking openly about his struggles, the former Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket blamed the issues on himself.
“I think the biggest issue with the PATs is where I’m starting the kick at,” he said Friday during a video conference with reporters. “The one in Buffalo, that was kind of the outlier, I started that right and stayed right. But the other ones have all been balls that have been tailing to the left."
On traditional field goal attempts, Butker remains reliable, converting 12 of 13 including a 58-yard game winning kick against AFC west rival Los Angeles.
#Chiefs Harrison Butker on 5 missed XPs: "Every time you have a miss, it's only a failure if you don't learn from it."— Aaron Ladd (@aaronladd0) October 30, 2020
“Every time you have a mistake,” Butker continued. “I think that's a great opportunity to learn from it. And that's what I'm doing with every miss. I'm not getting down on myself. I'm just trying to improve day to day and week to week.”
Kansas City faces the winless New York Jets at noon Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.