Baltimore Ravens sign K Justin Tucker to four-year NFL extension

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Justin Tucker signed a four-year extension with the Baltimore Ravens, the group revealed Monday, with a source stating it deserves $24 million and continues to make Tucker the NFL’s highest-paid kicker.

Tucker, the most precise kicker in NFL history, will make approximately $6 million per season, the source stated, which is $1 million more per season than any other kicker. Tucker’s brand-new offer comes a week after Chris Boswell signed an extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers that had actually matched Tucker for being the league’s highest-paid kicker at $5 million per season.

Tucker, who had actually 2 years left on his present offer, is now signed through 2027 and will get finalizing and alternative perks that amount to $11.5 million, according to the source. The extension likewise consists of $17.5 million ensured, the source stated, which is $5 million more than any other kicker.

After Monday’s practice, Tucker stated being the league’s highest-paid kicker was not at the top of his concern list however “it certainly has a nice ring to it.”

“Listen, this deal, for sure, checks all the boxes for me,” Tucker stated. “And for all intents and purposes, this is the type of deal that will more than ensure that I will be a Raven for life. And for that alone, I couldn’t be happier.”

Tucker acknowledged that the offer came together rapidly. At a current practice, he joked with coach John Harbaugh that an offer might get carried out in 5 minutes.

“And sure enough, it took about five minutes,” Tucker stated. “There’s the saying in business that [with] a good deal, maybe neither side gets exactly what they want and neither side is happy, so it’s a good deal. But in this case, I believe everybody is super stoked, and I think that makes a great deal.”

Tucker, 32, has actually turned into one of the NFL’s all-time finest kickers in his 10 seasons. Undrafted out of Texas, Tucker presently has the very best basket portion in NFL history (91%) along with the league’s record for the longest basket (66 backyards).

He has actually been called to the All-Pro first string 5 times, which is 2 more than any other kicker. Since going into the league in 2012, he ranks initially in the NFL in basket made (326) and points (1,360).

Known for being clutch, Tucker is 16-of-16 on basket in the last minute of guideline and has actually transformed 58 straight fourth-quarter/overtime shots, marking the NFL’s longest active streak. Last season, his record-setting, 66-yard basket beat the Detroit Lions as time ended in guideline.

Harbaugh stated Tucker is more than the video game’s finest kicker. He is likewise an excellent leader.

“Being out here with the mindset that he takes to it in terms of his work ethic, also his sense of humor, his understanding of the moment,” Harbaugh stated. “So, we’re happy to have him back.”

In other news Monday, beginning running back J.K. Dobbins was triggered off the physically not able to carry out list and practiced for the very first time considering that tearing the ACL in his left knee on Aug. 28, 2021. He was restricted to private drills and appeared like he was laboring at times. When Baltimore held group drills, Dobbins sweated off to the side.

“I thought he looked pretty good in individual [drills],” Harbaugh stated. “Maybe we add a little more each day and see how he handles it and how the knee responds. It seems like, so far, so good.”

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