Indianapolis – For the 2nd straight year, kicker Rodrigo “Hot Rod” Blankenship is in a position battle to keep his job. After an up and down first two years, Blankenship’s leg strength has been an issue for the Colts going only 1/4 from 50+ yards in his career.
The challenger this year? 2nd year UDFA Jake Verity. Verity spent his rookie season learning under the best kicker in the NFL, Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens. Verity impressed Tucker so much in training camp last year, he gave him his stamp of approval.
— Joshua Reed (@JoshReed907) August 24, 2021
The Colts have quietly have had one of the worst kicking games in the since 2019, the 6th worst in the NFL hitting only 81% of FG attempts.
Jake Verity, the challenger in the Colts’ kicking competition, only got 1 offer from an NFL team.
But it was the right team.
— Joel A. Erickson (@JoelAErickson) August 4, 2022
So who has the edge 6 practices into camp? 107.5 The Fan afternoon Host JMV was joined by IndyStar Colts Writer Joel Erickson to get the latest on where the battle stands and why it’s notable that Verity spent time in the Ravens special teams room. Listen to the conversation below and stay locked into 93.5 and 107.5 The Fan all season long for the best Colts interviews and conversations!