If there has been one stable presence on the team this year not named T.J. Watt, it's kicker Chris Boswell. The 'Wizard of Boz' has been phenomenal early in the year and has been a perfect 100 percent on both field goal attempts and extra points this season. Now the Pittsburgh Steelers has made history.
Early in Pittsbugh's Week 7 contest against the Los Angeles Rams, Boswell drilled a 53-yard field goal. At this point, we have come to expect these attempts to sail directly through the uprights. However, this particular kick marked a very significant milestone.
With this made field goal, Boswell has now drilled 28 field goals of 50+ yards in his NFL career. Prior to this, every other kicker in Pittsburgh Steelers history has combined for 27 made field goals from 50 yards or more, according to Alex Kozora of Steelers Depot.
Considering that this team has been around since 1933 and the fact that Pittsburgh has won six Super Bowl championships, this is quite the feat. The good news is that there should be plenty more where that comes from for Pittsburgh Steelers fans.
Boswell is now 32 years old, but great kickers can play for a long time in this league, and he shows no signs of slowing down. At this rate, Boswell is on pace for the best season of his NFL career. Though we can't expect him to finish the 2023 season converting 100 percent of his field goals, this will be another awesome year added to his impressive resume.
If Boswell converts at least 90 percent of his field goal attempts this year, this will be the sixth time that he has accomplished this as a member of the Steelers. Without question, Chris Boswell is the greatest kicker in the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and his ability to drill home 50-plus-yard field goals has made him one of the best kickers in the NFL over the past decade.