The further out we get from John Elway's decision to sign kicker, Connor Barth, the more wise it seems. In retrospect, the transaction has benefited the Denver Broncos in a big way and stabilized the kicking game.
Today, the National Football League informed the Broncos that Barth has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Month for December. This marks the first time Barth has received this honor and the eighth in Broncos history, since the inception of the award in 1993.
Barth went 10-of-11 on field goal attempts (90.9%) and nailed all 13 of his extra point tries, through four games in December. He accounted for 43 points in those contests.
He also recorded two games with at least four field goals converted, including a 5-of-5 performance vs. the San Diego Chargers in week 15, tying the franchise record for field goals in a single game.
As the Broncos prepare for the playoffs, the team hopes that Barth can propel his momentum into January, and hopefully beyond.