Caleb Sturgis and Parkey are expected to compete for the starting kicker job this season in Philadelphia. As iSportsWeb.com reminded readers, the Eagles struck gold with Parkey back in 2014 when he set the rookie record for points (150). However, with Parkey coming off of an injury that sidelined him for multiple months and Sturgis playing well in relief, the Eagles need to decide on their next long-term kicker. Sturgis excelled in the 40-49 yard range (4/4), but his overall percentages were in the bottom half of the league. Among qualified kickers, Sturgis was 25th in FG percentage and 19th in extra point percentage. Parkey was more effective -- albeit with limited samples. For now, Parkey should be the favorite to be the Eagles' kicker in 2016 but don't jump to conclusions until you have to. Whichever of the two wins the job will be of fantasy interest.
Cody Parkey 2015 Outlook
Parker is yet another NFL kicker who’s totally cool with the new PAT distance. “For me, I just look at it as another way to get better,” Parkey said. As the team’s official website notes, Parkey had a storybook first season in the NFL. After signing with the Colts as an undrafted free agent, he was traded from Indianapolis to Philadelphia just before the third pre-season game. Parkey won the job and went on to set the NFL rookie record for most points in a season with 150 while earning a trip to the Pro Bowl. He also set franchise records for most 50-plus-yard field goals (four) and tied the Eagles’ single-season mark for field goal percentage (88.9). Parkey hit all 54 of his extra point attempts last season from the traditional distance. He also happened to hit all of his field goal attempts from 33 yards and in. Worth noting: At the Pro Bowl, the NFL experimented with not only the 33-yard PATs, but also a goal post that was over four feet narrower. Parkey hit both of his extra point attempts.