The San Francisco 49ers announced on Tuesday that they have placed the franchise tag on kicker Robbie Gould.
Gould (6-0, 190) originally signed with the 49ers as a free agent on March 10, 2017. In his two seasons with San Francisco (2017-18), he connected on 72 of 75 field goal attempts (96.0 percent) and 55 of 59 extra point attempts (93.2 percent) for 271 total points. His 72 made field goals and 96.0 field goal percentage over the past two years ranks first in the NFL over that time span. Additionally, Gould's 96.0 field goal percentage ranks as the second-highest in NFL history over a two-year span (minimum 32 attempts). He also holds the highest field goal percentage in a two-year span in NFL history, making 96.1 percent of his field goal attempts from 2016-17. Gould's 271 total points from 2017-18 are the second-most in a two-year span in franchise history (K David Akers – 297 from 2001-12). He also set the franchise record after making 33 consecutive field goal attempts from 2017-18.
In 2018, Gould set the franchise single-season record as he connected on a career-high 97.1 percent (33 of 34) of his field goal attempts (minimum 16 attempts), while also making 27 of 29 PATs. He was the named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for December and was a two-time recipient of the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Award (Week 2 & Week 15). In his first season with the 49ers in 2017, Gould connected on 39 of 41 field goal attempts (95.1 percent) and 28 of 30 PATs for a career-high 145 points. His 39 field goals made led the NFL, were the most in a single season in Gould's career and finished tied for the third-most in a single season in NFL history.
Throughout his 14 NFL seasons, Gould has made 358 of 408 field goal attempts (87.7 percent). His 87.7 career field goal percentage ranks second in NFL history among kickers with 100-or-more field goals made.