Patriots Kicker Stephen Gostkowski: Worth His Weight in Gold

Posted: 10th November 2009 by Samer Ismail in NFL
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At $1,100 an ounce, 210 pounds of gold is worth about $3.7 million. Patriots placekicker Stephen Gostkowski, whose rookie contract expires this year, could get that much or more as a signing bonus next year. Gostkowski's performance against the Dolphins, which earned him AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors, aptly demonstrates why he was selected to his first Pro Bowl last year, and is a good candidate to do it again this year. First, he converted all five of his scoring chances, converting four field goals and an extra point in the Patriots' 27-17 victory. Gostkowski ranks first in scoring per game, with 73 points in eight games, and is on pace to become only the second player in NFL history to score 500 points in his first four seasons in the league. Second, he managed to neutrali ...

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