Week Four of the NFL season is complete and the snapping position remains stable. Unlike last week, a number of snappers recorded tackles in punt coverage, led by Garrison Sanborn of the Bills who had two assisted tackles. Carson Tinker (Jaguars), Aaron Brewer (Broncos) and John Denney (Dolphins) each recorded solo tackles, while Beau Brinkley (Titans) had an assisted tackle.
A few days ago, Yahoo Quick Hits featured a video that I linked to on the Longsnap.com Twitter account (@longsnapcom) that described an NFL Long Snapper as the most “Awesome Job in Sports.” The reason were that salaries can be a million dollars or more with bonuses, it involves just snapping the ball and there is a small chance for injury. Behind snapping was a PGA Tour caddy, Major League Baseball umpire, NFL referee and bullpen catcher.
The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Four is below.