Kicker Roberto Aguayo was cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after he was taken in the second round just one year ago, and he’s been released for the second time in a month, this time by the Chicago Bears.
Aguayo — the former Florida State kicker — was waived by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after he missed two kicks in the team’s first preseason game. The release comes after Aguayo had a sub-par rookie year and was already on thin ice heading into the season.
With the release, ESPN’s Trey Wingo is now proclaiming that Aguayo is one of the worst NFL Draft picks of all time, as the second round pick only made it one year with the team that drafted him.
Aguayo’s lack of success in the NFL is so perplexing since he was such a standout at Florida State. Aguayo missed nine field goal attempts last season along in Tampa after missing only nine in his entire three-year tenure at Florida State. Aguayo has also missed several extra-points with the Buccaneers, including both regular season and preseason.
Aguayo only connected on 71 percent of his kicks in 2016 for the Bucs.
He played in his first preseason game with his new team and he was back to missing kicks pretty quick:
HBO’s Hard Knocks was around to capture the first release by the Buccaneers, including teammates calling his misses, apparently the team held a meeting that included some laughable notes including a jab at Aguayo, as DeSean Jackson posted on his Instagram (via Redditor Blackmesa40)
Laughing about a guy getting fired? That’s just rough.
Here’s from Hard Knocks, where Aguayo is laughed at and eventually released.