Cairo Santos



Experience: 9 years

Height: 5-8

Age: 31

Weight: 175 lbs

College: Tulane


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Career Stats

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2014Kansas City Chiefs160053302583.33838100063.6265324.1
2015Kansas City Chiefs160153373081.1413995.1063.8404624.7
2016Kansas City Chiefs160054353188.6393692.3162.7483524.1
2017Kansas City Chiefs30039331001212100065.410821
2017Chicago Bears2003821502210006520
2018Los Angeles Rams200396583.36583.3063.27623.8
2018Tampa Bay Buccaneers70045129751717100059.9122321.1
2019Tennessee Titans501539444.41212100063.812922.3
2020Chicago Bears160055323093.8373697.3161.1424120.4
2021Chicago Bears170147302686.7282796.4062.6343521.4
2022Chicago Bears160151232191.3322784.4062.8281827.9



  • Nine-year NFL veteran, has converted on 83.1 percent of his career field goals, including a perfect 7-for-7 in the postseason
  • Has played for Kansas City (2014-17), Chicago (2017, 2020-present) L.A. Rams (2018), New York Jets (2018), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2019), and Tennessee Titans (2019)
  • Made a career-high seven field goals at Cincinnati (10/4/15) and made a career-long 55-yard field goal at Carolina (10/18/20)
  • Set a Bears records for consecutive field goals both overall and in a single-season (27) in 2020; also set a single-season percentage record, making 93.8 percent of his attempts (30-of-32)
  • Connected on a career-best six extra-point attempts against Detroit (11/1/15), which he matched at New England (9/7/17)
  • Santos has connected on 71-of-78 field goal attempts since joining the Bears in 2020
  • His 91.1 field goal percentage since the start of the 2020 season is the sixth-best mark in the NFL (Min. 30 FGM)


  • 2022: NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 7)
  • 2020: NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 6)
  • 2019: NFC Special Teams Player of the Week (Week 6)
  • 2016: AFC Special Teams Player of the Month (November)

2022 SEASON (Bears):

  • Made both of his kicks in Week 2 at Green Bay, the first a PAT following their first drive, followed by a 44-yard field goal with 5:16 in the third quarter
  • In Week 3 vs. Houston, went 3-for-3 on the afternoon, including knocking home a game-winning field goal from 30 yards out to secure the 23-20 victory for the Bears
  • His 30-yard game-winning field goal was the first time the Bears have kicked a field goal to score go-ahead points in the last two minutes of regulation since the Bears' Thanksgiving victory at Detroit during Week 12 of the 2021 season
  • Also converted a 50-yard field goal with 1:53 to go in the second quarter to bring the score to 14-13
  • In Week 5 at Minnesota, finished a perfect 3-for-3 for the second consecutive game, including a pair of field goals from 50+ yards
  • That marks the second time in his career he's connected on multiple field goals from 50 yards or further, with the last such performance coming on October 4, 2015 at Cincinnati as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs
  • Went 4-for-4 in field goal attempts in the Bears' Week 7 33-14 MNF victory over the Patriots, including one 50-yarder and was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week in the process
  • In Week 8 at Dallas, knocked in a 36-yard field goal with three seconds left in the second quarter to bring the score to 17-28 going into the half
  • Moved to 12-for-12 on field goal attempts for the season
  • Converted his only field goal attempt in Week 9 vs. Miami, putting Chicago in front, 3-0, with 11:03 to go in the first quarter
  • It was his 19th consecutive make on the season
  • In Week 10 vs. Detroit, he put the Bears on the board first with a 33-yard field goal with 10:42 left in the first quarter to cap off an eight play, 60-yard opening drive
  • It was Santos' 20th consecutive make on the season – a streak that dates back to Week 15 of the 2021 season at Minnesota
  • His 20 consecutive makes represent the second-longest active streak in the NFL (Daniel Carlson, LV) and the longest in the NFC
  • Knocked home his first field goal attempt of the afternoon to make the score 10-7 with 7:47 remaining in the second quarter
  • It was Santos' 21st consecutive make on the season – a streak that dates back to Week 15 of the 2021 season at Minnesota. Santos' second attempt was short from 56 yards, finalizing his streak at 21 consecutive field goals
  • It stands as the second-longest streak of his career after connecting on 40 consecutive field goals over the course of the 2020 and 2021 seasons, a streak that finished as a Bears franchise record and the longest active streak in the NFL at the time
  • Opened the scoring for the Bears knocking in a 22-yard field goal with 6:02 left in the first quarter agains the Jets in Week 12
  • Against Buffalo in Week 16, finished the afternoon two-for-two on field goal attempts, hitting from 37 and 35-yards out
  • Converted a 23-yard field goal at Detroit in Week 17

2021 SEASON (Bears):

  • Extended his field goal streak to 40 consecutive field goals made during the regular season, before missing short on a 65-yard attempt as time expired Week 9 at the Steelers. His mark of 40 consecutive makes stands as a Bears record and is tied for the third-longest streak of consecutive makes all-time with Gary Anderson (SF & MIN, 1997-98)
  • Finished the season 26-for-30 on field goal attempts and connected on multiple FGs in 9-of-17 games throughout the season, including two field goals late in the fourth quarter to help seal the win at the Raiders Week 5
  • Was 3-for-4 on field goal attempts and kicked the game-winning field goal, a 28-yarder as time expired Week 12 at the Lions
  • Connected on 3 field goals Week 14 at the Packers, including a 23-yarder to put the Bears on the board first towards the end of the first quarter (4:21
  • Made a 35-yard field goal in the Week 16 win at Seattle
  • Was 3-for-3 on field goal attempts in Week 18 at Minnesota, all of his attempts were for 40+ yards

2020 SEASON (Bears):

  • Set Bears records for consecutive field goals both overall and in a single-season (27) in 2020, breaking the old record of 26 straight held by Robbie Gould from 2005-06 (Weeks 16-17 in 2005, Weeks 1-11 in 2006); also set a single-season percentage record, making 93.8 percent of his attempts (30 of 32)
  • Went 30 of 32 on the season (93.8 percent) on field goals, including 36 of 37 on PATs
  • Named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month in December, going a perfect 12 for 12 and 16 of 17 (his lone miss was blocked)
  • Connected on a season-high four field goals in the Week 15 win at Minnesota
  • Connected on all three of his attempts in Week 17 against the Packers
  • Made all three of his FG attempts, including a 51-yarder that sent the game into overtime, in Week 8 vs. NO
  • Drilled a career-long 55-yard FG just before the half in the Week 6 win at Carolina; went 3 for 3 in that game and picked up NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors in the process
  • Connected on both field goals in the Week 5 win over the Buccaneers, including the game-winning 38-yarder with 1:13 remaining; also connected on a season-long 47-yarder in the win