Las Vegas had a season no one imagined they would have. In fact, this season the media was all for the Chiefs not winning the division, and some had the Raiders winning it instead. That wasn’t the case though.
Even with another bad season in the books, the Raiders were still able to have three guys make first team All-Pro in wide receiver Davante Adams, running back Josh Jacobs, and kicker Daniel Carlson.
Carlson had his best season by far – a record breaking season, actually.
Carlson broke a record previously held by the greatest kicker of all time – Justin Tucker. In 2016 Tucker kicked and made 10 field goals of at least 50 yards away, and tied the record with Blair Walsh. In 2022 Carlson broke that record with 11 field goals made of at least 50 yards away.
This is a guy that we felt like was automatic all season long. He finished the year 34/37, with the fourth highest field goal percentage in the league at 91%. Carlson now also has three of the four highest scoring seasons in Raiders history.
His 2021 season he scored 150 points, good for the most in franchise history. In 2020 he scored 144, the second most, and this season he scored 137, the fourth most.
Carlson made the second most field goals on the season only behind Justin Tucker, but finished with the most games in 2022 with at least 10 points scored, in eight games.
Not only was Carlson the most reliable guy on the team, he was also the most clutch. He is deserving of his All-Pro first team, and I think the numbers speak for themselves.
In his fifth NFL season, K @DanielCarlson38 made 34-of-37 field goals (91.9%), made an NFL-record 11 field goals from 50+ yards and scored 137 total points.— Raiders PR (@RAIDERS_PR) January 11, 2023
Here is a recap of his 2022 season: https://t.co/0DpkMvcZpD@Raiders | #RaiderNation pic.twitter.com/SPp3bd9rhO
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