14 year NFL veteran Brad Maynard has been very good at pinning opponents inside their own 20-yard line in his career with the Bears, but he might not be back in Chicago next season.
Maynard is a unrestricted free agent this off-season, he is among 14 free agents for the Bears.
Maynard is 37 years old and is considered one of the best directional kickers in the NFL right now. Maynard has averaged 41.9 yards per punt in his 14 seasons. He has pinned opponents inside their own 20, 407 times and has pinned them inside their own 10, 129 times in his career.
His 24 punts inside the 20-yard line were the second most since the NFL starting keeping the statistic in 1976. Although his 40.1 yards per punt this season ranked near the bottom of the league
Will the Bears re-sign Maynard?
Maybe not because the Bears are expected to bring punter Richmond McGee in for a third straight off-season. A league source reports that the Bears are not ruling out re-signing Maynard, but if he asks for too much money expect the Bears to let him go.
Maynard has been steady alongside kicker Robbie Gould and long-snapper Patrick Mannelly on special teams. The Bears should think about this move because Maynard has become a solid punter and still has plenty of years left in him.
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