The Ravens officially announced their new deal with K Justin Tucker.
We have agreed to terms on a new four-year deal with kicker Justin Tucker.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) July 15, 2016
- Adam Schefter reports that Tucker receives a four-year, $16.8 million contract that includes $10.8 million guaranteed.
- This contract leaves Tucker as the second highest paid kicker in the NFL behind Patriots K Stephen Gostkowski.
This comes just a day after Tucker threatened to not re-sign with Baltimore if they didn’t reach an agreement by today’s deadline.
“Justin’s disillusioned with the process right now and the Ravens position with him on his contract,” Tucker’s agent, Rob Roche, said Thursday. “If we don’t get a long-term deal done by Friday, Justin will not entertain offers from Ravens after the season.”
The Ravens reportedly reduced their offer to Tucker, which would have paid him less money than Packers K Mason Crosby, who makes $4,025,000 per year.
Tucker, 26, wound up signing on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Texas back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract before the Ravens elected to use the franchise tag on him back in February.
The franchise tag would have run the Ravens close to $4.5 million fully guaranteed for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Tucker appeared in 16 games for the Ravens and converted 33 of 40 field goal attempts (82.5 percent) to go along with all 29 extra point tries. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 1 kicker out of 60 qualifying players.