Chicago Bears fans let kicker Cody Parkey hear it on Sunday night, mercilessly booing him out of Soldier Field after he missed a potential game-winning 43-yard field goal
You have to feel terrible for Cody Parkey. This is awful. pic.twitter.com/pF9m3KCMm4— 12upSports (@12upSports) January 7, 2019
On a stunning night in Chicago, with 10 seconds left in the game, Parkey lined up for a mid-range kick that could have sent his team to Los Angeles to play the Rams in the next round of the playoffs, and successfully drilled the ball through the uprights.
Unfortunately, before the play had gone off, the Eagles called a timeout, attempting to ice the kicker, a strategy that has proven ineffective most of the time.
However, it worked like a charm on Sunday, as Parkey's official attempt clanged off the left upright and crossbar. He had missed and essentially ended his team's season.
Cody Parkey: I feel terrible, thought I hit a good ball https://t.co/PpixhxUqb3— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) January 7, 2019
You have to feel for the guy, who certainly felt bad enough for missing the field goal without fans of his team raining down jeers as he exited the field.
If you take away that one play, Parkey actually had a pretty good game, scoring nine of his team's 15 points, keeping the Bears in the game despite their inability to take full advantage of two Nick Foles interceptions.
Even though Bears fans may never want to see him again, Parkey is signed to a lucrative four-year deal with Chicago, including $9 million in guaranteed money, and will be see his payment fully guaranteed for next season.
#Bears K Cody Parkey signed a 4-year, $15m deal with $9m guaranteed.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 7, 2019
He earned $5.5m this season.
His base salary of $2.75m for 2019 is fully guaranteed.
Hopefully he can win the fanbase back in that time, or else it'll be a rough 2019 for him in the Windy City.