Ravens’ Tucker signs 4-year extension reportedly worth record $6M per season

Posted: 08/08/2022 in NFL
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The Baltimore Ravens and All-Pro kicker Justin Tucker agreed to a four-year contract extension through the 2027 season, the team announced Monday.

While the team didn’t disclose the details of the deal, Tucker will regain sole possession of the NFL’s highest-paid kicker honor with a $24-million extension that includes $17.5 million guaranteed and an $11.5-million signing bonus, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell recently inked a deal reportedly worth $5 million per season to briefly tie with Tucker – who had two years left on his previous deal – atop the kicker market.

Tucker is the most accurate kicker in NFL history, with a 91.1% field-goal percentage across 11 seasons.

The 32-year-old continued to bolster his Hall of Fame-worthy resume in 2021, setting the NFL record for the longest field goal with a 66-yard bomb as time expired to beat the Detroit Lions in Week 3.

He also made a league-best 94.6% of his field-goal attempts (35 of 37), all 32 of his extra-point kicks, and was perfect on his six tries over 50 yards.

While Tucker is on course to be enshrined in Canton one day, he’s focused on maintaining his record-breaking standards.

“I really try not to think about that stuff. I really try to make it a point to take it one kick at a time,” Tucker said.

“That’s something that I heard from my agent coming out of college, and it’s some of the best advice I’ve ever gotten, right next to my grandfather when I was trying out for the high school varsity team at Westlake (HS) in Austin; he said, ‘Justin, just kick the damn ball.'”

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