Head coach Anthony Lynn finally broke out the field goal unit for the first time in training camp and both kickers put on a middle-of-the-road performance with neither gaining any seperation from the other.
Chargers worked on field goals for the first time during training camp. Caleb Sturgis finished 4 of 6 with 2 misses from inside 40 yards. Roberto Aguayo finished 5 of 6, with a miss from inside 40 yards and a long of 50 yards.— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) July 30, 2018
Caleb Sturgis made four of his six attempts while both misses came from under 40 yards. Robert Aquayo made five of his six with a long of 50 yards. His lone miss was also from under 40 yards away.
As much as the fan base wants a kicker who is automatic from anywhere under 50 yards, those players are few and far in-between with the majority of them locked into long-term contracts across the league.
Sturgis has increased his accuracy every year he has been in the league. After converting on 76.5% of his kicks in 2013, he most recently improved to 85.4% percent in 2016. Last year, he converted all three of his attempts before being shutdown for the season after suffering a left hip-flexor tear in the season opener.
Aguayo failed to live up to the lofty expectations in Tampa Bay after he was drafted in the second-round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Once one of the most accurate kickers in college football history, Aguayo made just 71% of his kicks as a rookie. Prior to the 2017 regular season, Aguayo was let go after his rookie struggles continued into the preseason of his sophomore campaign.