Mile High Stadium is no stranger to big kicks. With the thin air and high elevation, kickers get a real boost in Denver. Broncos fans saw that play out when Jason Elam hit a 63-yard field goal to tie the NFL record back in 1998, then again when Matt Prater broke the record with a 64-yarder in 2013.
Well now Brandon McManus wants to be the next Bronco to break the record. And he's not talking about just beating it by one yard like Prater did.
In a recent interview with Jim Rome, McManus estimated that the longest field goal he could make is 68 yards, if the weather is right.
That's definitely a lofty goal for McManus, whose current career-long sits at just 57 yards, despite playing his entire six-year NFL career in Denver.
The Broncos do seem to have plenty of faith in his leg, however, as they've had him attempt four kicks from at least 60 yards out. He's 0-for-4 on those (one was blocked), and his career-long attempt came from 64 yards out.
Whether McManus really has it in him to break the record is anyone's guess, but this is just another reason Broncos fans should be excited for the 2020 NFL season.
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