Jaguars Put Franchise tag on Josh Scobee | News
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars Monday placed the franchise tag on kicker Josh Scobee.
"It is our goal to reach a long term deal with him," Jaguars General Manager Gene Smith said. "Josh was drafted by the Jaguars and is someone that I have great respect for as a player and as a person."
A franchise tag binds the player to a team for one year if certain conditions are met.
Scobee has converted 18 of 29 field goals from 50-plus yards, the most in team history. Scobee, who has played in 120 career games, ranks fifth in the NFL from 2004-11 with a 62.1 field goal percentage from 50 or more yards, according to a Jaguars news release.
He connected on a career-high 92 percent of his field goals during the 2011 season, the second-highest percentage in team history. Scobee tied his career-best by making his first 15 field goal attempts to the season, equaling the third-best streak in team history.
Scobee had a record-breaking performance on October 24 against Baltimore on Monday Night Football, connecting on all four field goal attempts (54, 54, 22, 51) against the Ravens and scored all 12 of the club's points in the win, according to the Jaguars.
The three field goals of 50-plus yards tied an NFL record and he was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.