Younghoe Koo
K ATL (10)
Thu 3/11/21 3:58 PM

Koo has re-signed with the Falcons, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
EDGE Analysis
Although he's been in the NFL since 2017, the 26-year-old kicker only has two accrued seasons, which means he won't become a restricted free agent until spring 2022. Koo finished 2020 as the league leader in field goals made (37), notably going 8-of-8 from 50-plus yards out. He should be drafted in any league that uses kickers.

Younghoe Koo
K ATL (10)
Wed 2/17/21 11:21 AM

Koo will be an exclusive-rights free agent this offseason, which "practically guarantees" he'll be back with the Falcons for 2021, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
EDGE Analysis
Players who reach the end of their contracts with less than three accrued seasons in the NFL become ERFAs. These players don't actually have any negotiating power, as they can only play for their original team, so long as the team tenders them a minimum salary. Koo's impressive performance the past two years ensures he'll get that tender, unless he receives a long-term extension first. Either way, he figures to be Atlanta's kicker in 2021, hoping to build on a 2020 campaign in which he converted 37 of 39 field-goal attempts and 33 of 36 point-after attempts.

Younghoe Koo
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Mon 1/4/21 9:02 AM

Koo converted on field-goal tries of 22 and 21 yards while making all three of his point-after attempts during Sunday's 44-27 loss to Tampa Bay.
EDGE Analysis
Koo's most notable gaffe of the campaign came Week 16 when he missed a potential game-tying field goal of 39 yards in the waning seconds of a loss to the Chiefs. Otherwise, the 26-year-old enjoyed a sterling 2020 season, tying for the league lead in scoring (144 points) while earning his first career Pro Bowl nod. Koo hit on 37 of his 39 field-goal attempts this season while going 33-for-36 on PATs over his 15 appearances. Having pocketed $750,000 on his contract from this season, Koo prepares to become an unrestricted free agent in March.

Younghoe Koo
K ATL (10)
Mon 12/28/20 8:38 AM

Koo made both of his extra-point tries but missed on a potential game-tying 39-yard field-goal attempt with 14 seconds remaining in Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Chiefs.
EDGE Analysis
Koo pushed the crunch-time kick wide right, continuing a season of frequent late-game heartbreak for the Falcons faithful. The 26-year-old had missed only one of 36 field-goal attempts this season coming into Week 16, composing a perfect 8-for-8 mark on kicks of 50 yards or more. Koo's 30-for-33 rate on extra-point attempts demonstrates a potential blind spot in his game at the short-to-intermediate level, and unfortunately for Atlanta, that reality reared its ugly head Sunday afternoon.

Younghoe Koo
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Mon 12/21/20 8:50 AM

Koo made both of his field-goal attempts while going 3-for-3 on point-after tries during Sunday's 31-27 loss to Tampa Bay.
EDGE Analysis
The Georgia Southern product continues a tremendous streak of play by virtue of his Week 15 performance, as Koo is now a perfect 30-for-30 on field goals and extra points over his past six outings. Season-long, Koo boasts a sterling conversion rate of 97.2 percent on 36 field-goal tries, though his 90.3 percent PAT rate is a work in progress. He remains the NFL's leading scorer with 133 points heading into a Week 16 road trip to Kansas City.

Younghoe Koo
K ATL (10)
Mon 12/14/20 2:50 AM

Koo made his lone field-goal attempt of 45 yards, also converting both of his extra-point tries during Sunday's 20-17 loss to the Chargers.
EDGE Analysis
Taking on the team that cut him following a four-game stint in 2017, Koo demonstrated the consistency that has since transformed him into a Pro Bowl-caliber kicker. The 26-year-old reached an incredible 33-for-34 mark on field goals with his Week 14 performance, also pushing his PAT conversion rate above 90 percent for the first time all season. Chargers kicker Michael Badgley, meanwhile, entered the contest tied for 25th in the league with a 73.1 percent conversion rate on field-goal attempts.

Younghoe Koo
K ATL (10)
Mon 12/7/20 1:09 AM

Koo went 3-for-3 on field-goal attempts while converting his lone point-after try during Sunday's 21-16 loss to New Orleans.
EDGE Analysis
The reigning NFC Special Teams Player of the Month carries his hot streak into December, as he's now converted on 24 consecutive field-goal tries. Koo's deep-range success persists, with his first-quarter conversion from 53 yards out placing him at a perfect 7-for-7 on 50-plus-yard attempts this season. The 26-year-old has a strong chance of keeping up his prolific scoring pace Week 14 against the Chargers, with Los Angeles surrendering the eighth-most field-goal attempts per game in the NFL (2.2).

Younghoe Koo
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Sat 12/5/20 12:27 PM

Koo has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
EDGE Analysis
Koo went a perfect 10-for-10 on field-goal tries and 8-for-8 on extra-point attempts over three November appearances. The 26-year-old has posted a sterling 96.7 percent overall conversion rate on field goals this season, while his 109 points represent an NFL high. Koo was limited during Wednesday's practice because of a quadriceps injury, but a full session Thursday shows he should be in the clear for a Week 13 matchup against the Saints.

Younghoe Koo
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Thu 12/3/20 4:40 PM

Koo (quadriceps) turned in a full practice Thursday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Koo was a limited participant Wednesday while he nursed a right quad injury, but his ability to take every rep in practice a day later puts him on track to retain kicking duties for the Falcons in Sunday's game versus the Saints. The 26-year-old has actually been more accurate on field-goal attempts than extra-point tries this season, going 29 for 30 and 22 for 25 in those respective situations.

Younghoe Koo
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Wed 12/2/20 4:40 PM

Koo (quadriceps) was limited in practice Wednesday, Will McFadden of the Falcons' official site reports.
EDGE Analysis
Koo's right quad is a little sore after he converted all nine of his kicks in last week's 43-6 drubbing of the Raiders. Unless his practice participation declines as the week unfolds, Koo should be able to suit up when the Saints come to town Sunday.