Is it buyer beware with Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein?

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Of the many unrestricted free agents the Los Angeles Rams have this offseason, kicker Greg Zuerlein probably doesn't rate as high as others on the list of priorities.

But for the Rams or any team looking to add Zuerlein this offseason, Pro Football Focus' Sam Monson wrote this week that it should be buyer beware. Monson listed 10 pending free agents who should come with such warnings. He included Zuerlein on a list that also features Washington's Kirk Cousins, Chicago's Alshon Jeffery and others.

Clearly, players landed on the list for a variety of reasons. In Zuerlein's case, it's a warning based on performance. As we've covered here, Zuerlein has one of the league's strongest legs but his accuracy has been an issue. Of course, he's also had accuracy issues in part because he's been asked to kick so many field goals of 50-plus yards.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher already has made it clear that the team will have a kicking competition even if Zuerlein re-signs. It will be interesting to see what kind of market forms for Zuerlein after he finished at the bottom of the league in field goal accuracy.


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