There’s always a new hero for the Chiefs in their three victories out of four games.
His succeeding kickoff also sailed through the uprights of the Arizona Cardinals’ side of the field.
A week later, seventh-round pick Jaylen Watson made a 99-yard interception return for a touchdown, which proved to be the difference for Kansas City against the Los Angeles Chargers.
This week, the Chiefs unearthed another weapon while Butker is still out.
Big part of the #Chiefs loss last week was their kicking game struggled with Harrison Butker out: They signed former Jaguars K Matthew Wright this week and he was 2/2 tonight, including a long of 44 yards, and 5/5 on XPs. He handled kickoffs as well. A perfect night there for KC.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) October 3, 2022
Wright Proved To Be The Right Choice
Pro Football Focus writer Ari Meirov tweeted, “Big part of the #Chiefs loss last week was their kicking game struggled with Harrison Butker out: They signed former Jaguars K Matthew Wright this week, and he was 2/2 tonight, including a long of 44 yards, and 5/5 on XPs. He handled kickoffs as well. A perfect night there for KC.”
His 11 points were more than the Chiefs’ winning margin against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a rematch of Super Bowl LV.
The Chiefs came in to Raymond James Stadium and bounced back from their Week 3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
With Butker sidelined due to an ankle injury he suffered in Week 1, the Chiefs signed Matt Ammendola, who made three out of four field goal attempts and three extra points in two games.
However, Wright was spotless against the Buccaneers and will likely be the Chiefs’ kicker until Butker returns.
Wright went undrafted in the 2019 NFL Draft and suited up in the Pittsburgh Steelers active roster a year later.
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