Are you prepared for the Pittsburgh Steelers to signal veteran kicker Chris Boswell to a contract extension? While it has but to occur because the staff reported to Saint Vincent College in Latrobe on Tuesday, it’s sounding prefer it’s solely a matter of time earlier than the previous undrafted free agent out of Rice indicators on the dotted line.
During a Thursday media session forward of the Steelers Thursday coaching camp observe, Boswell was asked if he’s optimistic that a contract extension will get carried out earlier than the season begins.
“I am sure, I am sure,” Boswell stated, in accordance with Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “But I’m right here to kick, and I’m right here to do what I can for the staff; I’m not right here to consider a contract or numbers.
“I am going to go out there (and work); I made it that way this far in my career, so I am not going to start worrying about that (contract situation) now.”
As has been talked about a number of instances on this website all through the offseason, Boswell not getting a brand new deal inked previous to Week 1 if the 2022 common season can be an enormous shock. A new deal must be straightforward to get carried out as effectively and it may end in Boswell turning into the NFL’s new highest paid kicker. That distinction presently belongs to Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker, who signed four-year, $20 million contract extension along with his staff in April of 2019. Tucker acquired $12.5 million absolutely assured at signing as a part of that deal, with $8 million of that being a signing bonus.
Currently, Boswell is ready to earn $3,26 million in 2021 after signing a four-year, $16.8 million extension with the Steelers in August of 2019. Boswell acquired a $6 million signing bonus as a part of that deal and that was the one absolutely assured cash in that extension. This time round, Boswell is likely to be trying to have the primary two years of his contract assured.
While a take care of Boswell is predicted to get carried out by Week 1, we could possibly be ready till late August as soon as once more for such a transaction to be consummated. That stated, new Steelers common supervisor Omar Khan was capable of get security Minkah Fitzpatrick signed to his new extension a number of weeks forward of coaching camp getting underway. However lengthy it takes, Boswell didn’t sound too fearful about any form of timeframe on Thursday.
“I think (the Steelers) just have their priorities, who they are going to sign and when,” Boswell stated, per Adamski.
Over the course of the final three NFL seasons, 28 complete kickers have tried 50 extra area purpose makes an attempt. Boswell is ranked third total in accuracy of these 28 kickers. The two kickers with a greater make share on that listing of 28 gamers are Tucker and Younghoe Koo of the Atlanta Falcons. Boswell initially signed with the Steelers in 2015 after first spending quick stints with the Houston Texans and New York Giants.