For a long time, the Chicago Bears were dealing with a bad kicker situation. They signed Cory Parkey to be that guy before his terrible 2018 season. The problem is that he was a terrible kicker on a football team that went 12-4. It looked like a team that could need their kicker down the stretch and the writing was on the wall that he wouldn’t be able to handle it. Well, he sure wasn’t able to handle it as he doinked the game-winning Field Goal in their playoff game.
After that now infamous play, the Bears quickly became the punchline of kicking jokes. People still make fun of it today but the Bears don’t care. They have their guy. Cairo Santos was awesome for the Chicago Bears in 2020 and he is being rewarded for it.