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 Signed an extension with the Pittsburgh Steelers that made Tucker the league’s highest-paid quarterback at $5 million per season.
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 means 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 (91%) in NFL history and the league record for longest field goal (66 yards).
He was named to the All-Pro first team 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 has converted 58 straight fourth-quarter/overtime attempts, marking the NFL’s longest active streak. Last season, his feat was a 66-yard field goal in a win over the Detroit Lions.
Asked about talk of his induction into the Hall of Fame, Tucker said, “I really try not to think about those things. I try to make it a point to take one kick at a time. That’s something I did. I heard my agent coming out of college, Westlake. This was some of the best advice I ever received, second only to my grandfather, when I tried out for the high school varsity team. [High School] in Austin; He said, ‘Justin, kick the damn ball.’