Cody Parkey became the subject of public scrutiny this past week after missing a potential game-winning field goal for the Chicago Bears in their wild-card playoff game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Parkey had been booed off the field and has had been subjected to criticism from bears fans and pundits alike.
This morning, Parkey was on the Today show to talk about the missed field goal and what his life has been like since.
“As a kicker, you live for those moments – I had a lot of confidence going into that kick…I’m disappointed,” Parkey explained. “But, I’ll continue to keep my head held high because football is what I do, it’s not who I am.”
He also explained how he has completely avoided social media since the game and that he “feels worse than anybody” about missing the kick.
TMZ caught up to Parkey after the game and asked him if he feels scared to go back to Chicago. The kicker says he isn’t, which is good to hear.
Check out what the kicker had to say below.