In what has become a cool “nod” to former players, re-uniting with their former team one last time to retire has become common. For the Jaguars and Josh Scobee that takes place Thursday afternoon.
Scobee kicked for 11 seasons in Jacksonville after being drafted in the fifth round in 2004. He is the most prolific kicker in team history and that’s why it was important to the organization and to Scobee to go out like this:
— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) April 13, 2017
Even though he was traded to the Steelers in the 2015 pre-season, he only kicked in four games with them before being released. He tried to make the Saints in the 2016 preseason, but was cut and never latched on anywhere else last year.
Still, Scobee’s heart was always in Jacksonville, where he retires as the all time leading scorer, with the most field goals in team history and most successful kicks of 50 yards or more in team history with 26 of them. This includes a dramatic last second franchise record 59 yard game winner (above) over the Colts in 2010.
Scobee has always maintained his home in the off seasons in the Jacksonville area. He is a “scratch” (that’s really good for an amateur) golfer, and now has much more time for that, and is still involved with several causes around Jacksonville, including Wolfson Children’s Hospital.
All in all, a great symbolic day for both he and the Jaguars.