Chris Boswell signs 4-year, $20 million extension |
Chris Boswell and the Steelers have agreed to a 4-year, $20 million contract, according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The extension makes Boswell the highest-paid kicker alongside Ravens star kicker Justin Tucker. Boswell was expected to get a deal, but it was unclear when that would happen. It also comes with a nice $12.5 million guaranteed kicker.
That works out to $5 million a year for Boswell, which is respectable considering what he brings to the table. Boswell has consistently been one of the best kickers in the NFL year after year. Boswell will now remain with the Steelers through the 2026-27 season. He had walked out of camp practice on Monday without pads.
Boswell has an 88.3% career field goal percentage and is the career leader in field goal percentage at Heinz Field. His ability to stay steady in tough situations and in a tough-to-attack stadium was a huge factor in his success in the NFL. While suffering a groin injury in 2018 that led to a tough year, Boswell persevered and is now one of the NFL’s top kickers.
This now takes the spotlight away from Chris Boswell and directly onto Diontae Johnson. Johnson is the next to receive a contract from the Steelers, and he could serve the entire term of training camp. He has yet to train fully in training camp and likely won’t until a contract is signed by both parties.