As the team's official website noted, a season that began with a training camp kicking battle with Cody Parkey couldn't have ended any better for Sturgis, who had a historic showing for the Eagles in his second year with the club. The 2016 campaign marked the best of Sturgis' NFL career as he successfully made 35 field goals (setting a new Eagles franchise record) including four 50-plus yard kicks (tying the team record set by Parkey). Furthermore, Sturgis connected on 18 consecutive attempts, a streak that was broken when the Giants blocked a 40-yard try in Week 9, and finished the season with a career-high 85.4 field goal completion percentage. Still, Sturgis realizes there's room for improvement, and this offseason he specifically plans to address his accuracy from 40 to 49 yards. Sturgis missed six field goals in 2016, one of which was the blocked 40-yarder against New York. The other five kicks he missed were from 46, 44, 55, 51, and 49 yards out. While LeGarrette Blount's arrival could mean more short-yardage conversions and fewer field goal opportunities, Sturgis is still a solid play.