THURSDAY, 8:26am: Washington has officially announced Forbath’s new contract for 2015.
Forbath won’t be handed the starting job in Washington, despite making his field goals at a rate of 88% for his career. J.P. Finlay of CSNWashington.com writes that the team drafted Zach Hocker out of Arkansas last season, and although his accuracy has been suspect, Hocker has shown a huge leg on kickoffs.
As long as Forbath keeps connecting on his field goals, he should be able to hold on to his position. However, Hocker’s powerful leg will put him in position to take over the starting job if he can even come close to matching Forbath from an accuracy standpoint.