Justin Tucker Dec 12, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker (9) celebrates after kicking a field goal during the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran NFL kicker Justin Tucker has been one of the best kickers in NFL history through his ten-year career with the Baltimore Ravens, and he has now been paid as such by the Ravens organization.

The Ravens agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension for Tucker on Monday worth $24 million which will keep Tucker in Baltimore through the 2027-28 season.

This new extension will make Tucker the highest-paid kicker in NFL history, supplanting Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell for that honor.

It is certainly a huge commitment for a kicker, but Tucker has simply been as steady as anyone to ever play the position, making  91 percent of his kicks throughout his career which is the highest percentage in NFL history.

He also broke the record for the longest field goal made in NFL history last season when he hit a game-winning 66-yard-field goal as time expired in Week 3 against the Detroit Lions.

There are few that argue Tucker is the best kicker of this generation, and many see this as a rightful contract extension for the 32-year-old kicker.


It is certainly interesting that the Ravens have agreed to terms on an extension with Tucker before doing so with quarterback Lamar Jackson considering quarterback is a significantly more important position.

That being said, the importance of having a kicker that can be relied on to be near perfect like Tucker has been is extremely underrated and the Ravens have benefitted greatly from having Tucker over the years.

By the time Tucker is at the end of his contract with the Ravens, he will be 38 years old.

Unless we see a similar situation to that of legendary kicker Adam Vinatieri who played into his mid-40s, this likely means that Tucker will finish out his career with the Ravens, which seems to be a relief for Ravens fans.

[Adam Schefter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.