Justin Tucker contract details: Ravens kicker becomes highest-paid in NFL history

Just last week, the Steelers tied Chris Boswell with Justin Tucker as the highest-paid kicker in the NFL. It didn’t take the Ravens long to get their franchise kicker back on top.

The team announced Monday that it has signed Tucker to a four-year contract extension that will keep him in Baltimore through 2027.

Tucker has multiple NFL records to his name. His field goal percentage of 91.1 is the best win rate in NFL history. Only Harrison Butker and Younghoe Koo have success rates above 90 percent. Tucker also holds the record for the longest field goal in NFL history at 66 yards, which he scored against the Lions in 2021.

Here’s a look at how much money Tucker is expected to make in his next overtime with the Ravens.

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Justin Tucker contract details

Boswell’s deal netted him $20 million over four years. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Tucker’s will pay him $24 million over four years, an additional $1 million a year than Boswell.

Of Tucker’s $24 million, $17.5 million is guaranteed, including a $11.5 million signing bonus.

Tucker has signed several major contracts over the course of his career with the Ravens. Prior to the 2016 season, he signed a four-year, $16.8 million extension. Then, in 2019, he signed a four-year, $23.05 million extension that remains the current contract, which he plays on until 2024, when the next renewal takes effect.

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Justin Tucker stats

Still only 32 years old, Tucker continues to make strong arguments to end his career as the best kicker in NFL history.

Tucker enters the 2022 season ranked 27th in NFL history with 326 field goals, averaging 32.6 per season. At his current pace, he would catch all-time leader Adam Vinatieri in 8.2 years. Vinatieri played until he was 47 years old.

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And Tucker can make field goals anywhere on the field. His 48 field goals from 50+ yards ranks fourth in NFL history, behind only Matt Prater (66), Sebastian Janikowski (58) and Jason Hanson (52). The 72.7 percent success rate from this area is the fifth best among kickers with at least 20 hits from 50+ yards.

And he was almost automatic on close-range kicks. He has missed just four extra point attempts in his career and has converted all of his 83 field goals from 20 to 29 yards, the most clean-shooting field goals from that distance. He’s also 95-to-98 on kicks for 30-39 yards and he’s had 100 of 111 attempts for 40-49 yards. Of kickers with at least 100 field goals from this range, Tucker’s 90.1 hit rate is the highest percentage at nearly 10 percent (Matt Bryant is second closest at 80.8 percent).

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