Monday, July 22, 2024

The Baltimore Ravens sign K Justin Tucker to extend the NFL by four years


Owings Mills, Maryland – Justin Tucker He signed a four-year extension with the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced Monday, with a source saying it’s worth $24 million and continues to make Tucker the highest grossing in the NFL.

The source said Tucker, the most accurate player in NFL history, will make an average of $6 million per season, which is $1 million more per season than any other kicker player. Tucker’s new deal comes in a week Chris Boswell He signed an extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers who matched Tucker for being the highest-earning player in the league with $5 million per season.

According to the source, Tucker, who has two years on his current deal, has now signed until 2027 and will receive signing and options bonuses totaling $11.5 million. The extension also includes a $17.5 million guarantee, the source said, which is $5 million more than any other kicker.

“It means for me to continue my career here in Baltimore,” Tucker told the team’s website after signing his agreement. “It’s really special to know that I will take charge of the next six seasons.”

At 32, Tucker has become one of the best footballers of all time in his 10 seasons. A non-designer from Texas, Tucker currently holds the best field goal percentage in NFL history (91%) as well as the league’s record for the longest field goal percentage (66 yards).

He was named to the All-Pro First Team five times, two times more than any other player. Since entering the league in 2012, he has ranked first in the NFL in field goals scored (326) and points (1,360).

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Known as a gripper, Tucker is 16 of 16 in last-minute field goals in regulation and has converted 58 consecutive attempts in the fourth quarter/overtime, marking the longest active streak in the NFL. Last season, his 66-yard field goal beat the Detroit Lions as time in regulation ended.

When asked about talk he might be inducted into the Hall of Fame one day, Tucker said, “I really try not to think about these things. I really try to make it a point to take it one kick at a time. It’s something I heard from my agent who’s out of college, And it’s one of the best advice I ever had, next to my grandfather when I was trying to get into the Westlake high school team [High School] In Austin he said, ‘Justin, just kick the damn ball.’ “