Worst starter on each of Colts’ AFC South rivals
The AFC South, home of the Indianapolis Colts and some of the league’s best players, has a few bad starters throughout the division.
Every team in the AFC South has a handful of players that are at the top of their positions. The Indianapolis Colts are lucky enough to feature several players at the top of their positions in Shaquille Leonard, Jonathon Taylor, and Quenton Nelson. However, not every AFC South team is as lucky.
Although the Tennessee Titans have Derrick Henry, the Jacksonville Jaguars have Josh Allen, and the Houston Texans have…well no one, they are not spared from starting some duds. Let’s take a look at the worst starters for the three other AFC South teams.
Houston Texans – K Ka’imi Fairbairn
It’s difficult to name just one player that is the worst from the Houston Texans’ starting lineup. However, Ka’imi Fairbairn, Houston’s kicker, seems to be the worst player on the roster. He has been a Texan since entering the league in 2017. During his rookie season, Fairbairn kicked 25 field goals connecting on 20 of them for an 88% field goal percentage. The problem with this is that he missed three of his five from less than 40 yards. Also, his kickoffs weren’t great only netting a 65.3 percent touchback percentage.
Although his second year was much better, leading the league in field goals made and attempted, he has since fallen off the map, decreasing in stats across the board. Last season he played in 13 games connecting on 15 of his 19 attempts en route to the lowest field goal percentage of his five-year career (78.9%). He also posted his lowest extra point percentage (81.3%) and touchback percentage (36.4%). According to PFF, Fairbairn has posted grades below 50 three times. His highest PFF grade was 68.4 in 2018. Out of all the kickers that played last season, Fairbairn ranked 40 out of 47.