Steelers Sign K Boswell to Extension

Most accurate kicker in team history signed through 2022

Josh Rowntree
August 23, 2018 - 2:13 pm
Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell (9) attempts a field goal during the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium.

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The Steelers have signed kicker Chris Boswell to a new five-year contract through the 2022 season.

Financial terms were not released by the team, but NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the deal is worth just under $20 million for the four years beyond 2018. 

That would mean that Boswell’s cap hit would likely put him among the top four highest paid kickers in the NFL. 

Boswell, a Pro Bowl selection in 2018, set a franchise record in made field goals, with 35, a year ago. He also set a single-season points record with 142. 

Another factor into his deal is his reliability in clutch moments. Boswell made four game-winning kicks in 2017 alone and was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in December.

In his career with Pittsburgh, Boswell has made 85-of-95 kicks, making him the most accurate kicker, to this point, in franchise history.

Currently, Green Bay kicker Mason Crosby is the highest paid kicker for the 2018 season at $5,250,000. Baltimore's Justin Tucker and New England's Stephen Gostowski each have yearly cap hits over $5 million as well.