Remember that time when the Bears tried out like 47 kickers and put them through a wide variety of arbitrary tests all while fan favorite Robbie Gould was using the team's desperation as leverage to become the NFL's highest-paid kicker? Classic!
It's been like three months since those totally-sane summer days, and reader, things have not gone so hot for Gould:
#49ers Kicker Robbie Gould, who was Franchise tagged, held out, got a better contract when he finally signed. Has now missed 6 FGs in 5 and a half games this season.— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 13, 2019
That's 4 straight missed FGs for Robbie Gould. Wishnowsky tackle to prevent a run back #49ers— Tracy Sandler (@49ersfangirl) October 13, 2019
Meanwhile, Eddy P is not only 8/9 on the season, but is already well on his way to becoming a fan favorite. We're already calling him Eddy P! After 5 games!
That said, we won't truly know if the Bears made the right decision until Piñeiro beats out several Hall of Famers -- including someone credited for literally starting the NFL -- on the path to winning an offseason bracket-style fan vote.