Chances are you were introduced to the Oakland Raiders’ flamboyant punter Marquette King this season through his collection of dance moves, which he busted out after hitting a particularly successful punt. King got to dance a lot this season, because he’s really darned good at punting.
King averaged 48.6 yards per punt during the 2016 NFL season, with a long of 72 yards, and 42 percent of his punts landed inside his opponent’s 20-yard line. The Raiders went 12-4 and made the playoffs for the first time since 2002, and King’s ability to pin the other team deep in its own end of the field had a lot to do with it. If for whatever reason you need more evidence to accept that King is one of the best punters in the game, look no further than what he’s been doing at Pro Bowl practice in Orlando.
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Lining up 33 yards away from a goalpost with basketball hoops attached to both posts and the crossbar, King booted the football on a crispy trajectory toward the leftmost hoop, and the football swished through the net.
Who knows exactly how many tries it took before King drained this punt for the ‘Gram, but it doesn’t really matter. King is the best and most fun punter in the NFL and that’s the end of the discussion.