Coach John Harbaugh echoed that sentiment Wednesday.
"I think that one is a big-time head-scratcher,” Harbaugh said.
Tucker was among the NFL’s biggest snubs, getting beat out by New York Jets kicker Jason Myers. The most accurate kicker in NFL history, Tucker didn’t receive the Pro Bowl nod despite missing just two field goals (both blocked) and not converting one extra point. Myers, who is on his third team in two years, has missed two field goals and three PATs, although two misses came after voting ended.
This season, Tucker had been the most decorated kicker in the conference. He was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Month in September and November. One determining factor could’ve been Myers setting the NFL single-season record with five field goals from 55 yards and beyond.
Upon hearing the news, Tucker expressed his disappointment by posting a picture from the end of this season’s loss to New Orleans, when he missed his first career extra point and had a look of disbelief on his face.
"I suppose I was a little bit surprised,” said Tucker, who is a first alternate. "All of that is somewhat in good fun. The only thing you can do is focus on kicking the ball straight. We’ve done a really good job of that for the most part. We’re just going to aim to continue to do so.”
Tucker has not made the Pro Bowl the past two seasons despite missing a combined five field goals in 2017 and 2018. In those seasons, Tucker is 62-for-67 for 92.5 percent.
"What are you going to do?” Tucker said. "The only thing you can do is keep trying to be the best football player you can be. That’s what I’m going to try to do.”