Jacksonville Jaguars: 30 greatest players in franchise history

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Josh Scobee, Jacksonville Jaguars
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52. . K. (2004-14). Josh Scobee. 18. player

  • Franchise leader in points (1,022), field goals made (235)
  • Franchise leader in PATs made (317)
  • Led NFL in field goal percentage in 2007 (92.3)
  • 80.8 field goal percentage w/Jaguars

Kicking field goals is never easy, and nobody did it better in Jacksonville for longer than Josh Scobee. Scobee would be a fifth-round pick out of Louisiana Tech in the 2004 NFL Draft. He would spend his first 11 of 12 NFL seasons in Duval, becoming the franchise’s all-time leader in several special teams categories.

Though never a Pro Bowler, Scobee was a model of consistency during his time with the Jaguars. He made 80.8 percent of his field goals in 11 years in Jacksonville. At one point, Scobee connected on 20-straight kicks, a franchise record. Another time, he tied an NFL record of making three 50-yard field goals in a game.

Jacksonville has been underrated in terms of overall difficulty to kick field goals in. The wind coming off the St. John’s River can be misleading in the way that it move the flags. This North Floridian river does flow north into the Atlantic Ocean.

If you want proof of how hard it is to kick at The Bank, just watch highlights (or lowlights) from the annual SEC East rivalry game between the Florida Gators and the Georgia Bulldogs in the college circuit. Some of those kicks are just flat-out awful.

In Scobee’s NFL career, he made over 90 percent of his field goals on three separate occasions. He led the league in kicking accuracy by connecting on 92.3 percent of his field goals in 2007. That being said, he only appeared in eight games for the 2007 Jaguars.

His best season came four years later in 2011. Scobee made 92 percent of his field goals (23-25) and all of his PATs. All he missed that year was a 40-yard attempt and one from being 50 yards. However, the team wasn’t very good, as that would be the beginning of the dreaded Blaine Gabbert era under center.

Overall, Scobee’s prime would last from 2011 to 2013, right in the heart of Maurice Jones-Drew’s best years as the Jaguars running back. Scobee would play one last season with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2015 before eventually hanging up the spikes. He holds the Jacksonville franchise record for career points (1,022), field goals made (235) and made PATs (317).