The Bears signed Santos to a five-year, $16 million extension Thursday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. Chicago spent a number of seasons searching for reliable placekicking before bringing in Santos last year, so it's unsurprising to see the team lock him up long-term. Santos was fantastic through 16 regular-season games in 2020, converting 30 of 32 field-goal tries and 36 of 37 extra-point attempts. The veteran kicker also made his only field-goal attempt during Chicago's playoff loss to the Saints.
Santos converted his only field-goal attempt in Chicago's 21-3 loss to the Saints in the wild-card round. Santos connected on his field goal in the second quarter and didn't see the field again as the Bears struggled to score points in a tough matchup. The veteran kicker was successful on 30 of 32 field-goal attempts while converting 35 of 36 extra-point attempts during the regular season, and although he's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, it's quite possible the Bears re-sign him.
Santos converted three field goals and an extra point in the Bears' 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday. Santos proved to be a reliable kicking option for a Chicago franchise that has had struggles at the position over the years. The veteran kicker was successful on 30 of 32 field-goal attempts while converting 35 of 36 extra-point attempts, and although he's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after the Bears finish the playoffs, it's quite possible the team re-signs him.
Santos converted both of his field-goal attempts while adding five extra points in Chicago's 41-17 victory over the Jaguars on Sunday. Santos hasn't missed a field-goal attempt since Week 3, and although he's been an inconsistent fantasy option, he's posted double digits in each of his last three games, making him a potential streaming option in Week 17 against the Packers.
Santos converted four field goals and three extra points in Chicago's 33-27 victory over the Vikings on Sunday. With the Chicago offense moving the ball at will, Santos had more than two field-goal attempts for just the third time this season, resulting in him scoring four more points that he's had in any other game this season. Although this is just the second time in six games that he surpassed seven points, he could have significant upside in Week 16 against a Jaguars defense that's among the worst in the NFL.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/12||@Los Angeles Rams||6||6.50|
|5||10/10||@Las Vegas Raiders||27||8.88|
|6||10/17||Green Bay Packers||10||6.72|
|7||10/24||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||12||6.75|
|8||10/31||San Francisco 49ers||26||8.81|
|14||12/12||@Green Bay Packers||10||6.72|
|17||01/02||New York Giants||22||7.94|