Brandon McManus has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the first time in his career after hitting three-of-three field goals on Thursday night to help the Broncos beat the Jets 37-28 in their first win of the season.
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It also marks the first conference recognition of McManus’ career and the first AFC Special Teams Player of the Year honor by a Bronco since safety Justin Simmons in 2016.
McManus connected on field goal attempts of 40, 54 and 53 yards plus four of four PATs. His 53-yarder with 3:08 remaining in the fourth quarter gave the Broncos a 30-28 lead they would not relinquish.
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That performance represented the fifth time in his career McManus hit multiple 50-yard field goals, tying for the second most in NFL history. It also marked the second time in his career he connected on multiple 50-yarders in the fourth quarter, making him one of just three players in league annals to accomplish that feat.
McManus has made six of seven field goal attempts this season with his only miss coming from 58 yards out. His three 50+yard field goals are tied for the second most in the NFL this season, and his 56-yarder against Tampa Bay in Week 3 is tied for the second longest in 2020 so far. He also has converted 8-of-8 PATs for 26 total points this season.
Brandon McManus is GOOD from 56-yards away and the Broncos cut into the Tampa Bay lead! It's 10-3. #9sports #BroncosCountry— 9NEWS Sports Denver (@9NEWSSports) September 27, 2020
The place kicker is the longest tenured player on the team currently and last week passed Ring of Fame kicker Jim Turner for the second-most made field goals (157) in franchise history, including postseason.
“McMoney” has made 82.6% of kicks in his career at 157-of-190, second only to Matt Prater’s 82.9% mark.
Will Brandon McManus surpass Prater’s 82.9% accuracy mark this season?
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Percentage, schmercentage...just keep splitting the uprights!