Buccaneers Kicker Aguayo is Waived

Roberto Aguayo is officially the worst draft pick in NFL history.

After being selected in the second round by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2016, he was expected to be their place kicker for the next 20 years. Aguayo has been waived just one year later. After a disastrous 2016 season in which he went 4/10 on kicks between 40-49 yards and 0/1 on kicks of 50+, the Bucs decided to bring in Nick Folk to open up the kicker competition in 2017.

Against the Bengals in the first pre-season game, Aguayo hit his first field goal from 20 yards out, but then missed an extra point before halftime.

Enter Nick Folk.

The veteran who’s quoted as saying “I have a family to feed” on whether he’d give Aguayo any tips came on to kick a 45 yarder (Aguayo has never made a kick from more than 43 yards in the regular season) and he drilled it. Aguayo had a chance at redemption when he was brought in for a 47 yard kick, but he pushed it left once more.

This would ultimately be the kick that lost Aguayo his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I don’t foresee Aguayo being picked up by a team in the immediate future, but I think he’ll put on pads again.

The talent was clearly there with Aguayo when he was drafted, however it seems that he couldn’t get over the pressure of being a second round pick and the expectations that come with it. There will be an E:60 on this someday.

***UPDATE*** 8/13

Roberto Aguayo was signed by the Bears.

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