On an already insane day in the NFL, Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker got carted off the field due to an injury, and safety Justin Reid took over kicking duties for the team.
Not only did Reid make an extra point but he also boomed a kickoff through the endzone.
Justin Reid is filling in for an injured Harrison Butker.
He kicked the extra point, then BOMBED this kickoff 🚀
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 11, 2022
Chiefs safety Justin Reid makes EP after Butker injury! pic.twitter.com/iFmFqi6ZP6
— Starcade Media (@StarcadeMediaKC) September 11, 2022
It shouldn’t be too surprising to NFL fans to see Reid out there booming kicks. During the preseason, the former soccer player went to head coach Andy Reid in practice and asked if he could try it. After that, he made an impressive 65-yard field goal that caught everyone’s attention and made sure the Chiefs know they can rely on him if needed. Good thing too because it looks like the Chiefs are going to need him the rest of the game.
The NFL world had some strong reactions to watching Reid make his extra point and boom the kickoff.
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 11, 2022
Justin Reid, Chiefs’ Safety, is having to sub in for their kicker who had to leave with an injury.
He’s said that he played a lot of soccer and it was his favorite sport growing up before he committed to football.. here’s his first NFL kick.. pic.twitter.com/3TOo6kPDRn
— MLS Buzz (@MLS_Buzz) September 11, 2022
I cannot believe the Justin Reid kicking thing is going to happen 9 minutes into the season.
— Pete Sweeney (@pgsween) September 11, 2022
The Chiefs safety Justin Reid just had to be the emergency kicker and he drilled it so far it went over the net 😂
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 11, 2022
Butker‘s injury also seems to have affected a lot of fantasy league owners who had him as their starting kicker for their team.
There goes my fantasy kicker
— Collin (@BlackAndGold_) September 11, 2022
Fans of other teams seem to want to inquire about the availability of Reid, particularly the Bengal fans who had a rough day with their own kicker.
Can he snap asking for the Bengals
— WESTY1121 (@kane21014) September 11, 2022
As crazy of a day as it has been in the NFL, don’t be surprised if Reid is called upon to kick the game-winner in the Chiefs game. It would be the perfect capper on a pretty wild day.