Owings Mills, MD — Justin Tucker The Baltimore Ravens signed a four-year contract extension, the team announced Monday, that is worth $24 million and keeps Tucker as the NFL’s highest-paid kicker.
The source says Tucker, the most accurate kicker in NFL history, will make an average of $6 million per season, $1 million more per season than any other kicker. Tucker’s new contract comes a week later Chris Boswell The Pittsburgh Steelers signed an extension contract that matched Tucker’s $5 million per season, the league’s highest salary.
Tucker, who has two years left on his current deal, is now signed through 2027 and will receive signing and discretionary bonuses totaling $11.5 million, the source said. The extension includes $17.5 million guaranteed, $5 million more than other kickers, the source said.
“It would mean the world to me to continue my career in Baltimore,” Tucker said on the team’s website after signing his contract. “Knowing that I’ll be counted on for the next six seasons is really special.”
Tucker, 32, became one of the NFL’s all-time great kickers during his 10 seasons. Coming out of Texas, Tucker currently holds the best field-goal percentage in NFL history (91%) and the league record for longest field goal (66 yards).
He has been named first-team All-Pro five times, two more than any other kicker. Since entering the league in 2012, he leads the NFL in field goals (326) and points (1,360).
Known as clutch, Tucker was 16-of-16 on field goals in the final minute of regulation and converted 58 straight fourth-quarter/overtime attempts, marking the NFL’s longest active streak. Last season, his record, a 66-yard field goal, beat the Detroit Lions.
Asked about talk that he might one day be inducted into the Hall of Fame, Tucker said, “I really try not to think about that stuff. I try to make it a priority to take one kick at a time. That’s something. I heard from my agent coming out of college, in Austin. That was some of the best advice I ever got, second only to my grandfather when I was trying out for the high school varsity team at Westlake (High School), and he said, ‘Justin, kick the damn ball.'”