A member of the Colquitt family who has helped turn Tennessee football into Punter U, Britton Colquitt is a rare journeyman punter. He won a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos, playing a huge role in helping out Peyton Manning, and then he left and signed with the Cleveland Browns. But then the Browns released him, and now he has signed with the Minnesota Vikings.
This will be Colquitt’s first year with Minnesota, but what’s clear is he has plenty of leg. Last year, he averaged 45.5 yards per punt and 38.2 net yards. The only reason we have him down here is because, given the offense he played for, he had a lot more chances than most punters to boot the ball as far as he could early in the season.
Colquitt pinned 38.55 percent of his punts inside the 20, giving you an idea of how far back he was when nailing those punts. This year, moving up to Minnesota, he probably will have a chance to up his averages again, so watch out for what he does. The cold weather may slow him down, but he did just come from Cleveland.
Anyway, as Colquitt enters his 11th year in the league overall, this is his 10th year starting. A 40.4 net yardage average and 45.5 career yardage average is pretty good. Don’t expect his leg to go anywhere this year.