Kickers in the National Football League (NFL) are the highest-paid position players on average, with an annual salary of $2.7 million as of 2019. That figure is more than double the league average for all other position players, which was $1.25 million in 2018. The highest-paid kicker in the NFL is currently Matt Prater of the Detroit Lions, who signed a four-year, $17 million contract extension in 2016 that includes a $9 million signing bonus.
The highest paid kicker in the NFL is currently Stephen Gostkowski of the New England Patriots. Gostkowski signed a four-year, $17.2 million extension with the Patriots in 2014. This made him the highest paid kicker in NFL history at that time.
Gostkowski’s annual average salary of $4.3 million is also the highest among active kickers in the NFL.
Who is the Highest Paid Kicker in the Nfl
As of the 2019 season, the highest paid kicker in the NFL is Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens. Tucker signed a four year contract extension with the Ravens in 2016 that pays him an average annual salary of $4.5 million. In 2019, his base salary is $2 million with a signing bonus of $2 million and a roster bonus of $500,000.
How Much Do Nfl Kickers Make on Average
NFL kickers make an average of $1.07 million per year, with a median salary of $960,000. The highest-paid kicker in the NFL is Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens, who makes an annual salary of $4.5 million.
Who are Some of the Most Famous Nfl Kickers
Since the dawn of the National Football League in 1920, there have been many great players who have graced the gridiron. Among them are some truly amazing kickers who have made a name for themselves with their leg prowess. Here are just a few of the most famous NFL kickers in history.
George Blanda is one of the most prolific scorers in NFL history, and he did it all as a kicker. Over his 26-year career, Blanda racked up 2,002 points, which was an NFL record at the time of his retirement. He also holds the league record for most field goals made in a career with 335.
Lou Groza was another kicking legend who played for 21 seasons with the Cleveland Browns. He was nicknamed “The Toe” because of his accuracy and power when kicking field goals. Groza was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1974 and is widely considered to be one of the greatest kickers in NFL history.
Jan Stenerud is another Hall of Famer who had a long and successful career as an NFL kicker. He played 19 seasons with four different teams, finishing his career with 1,699 points scored. Stenerud was named to six Pro Bowls and five All-Pro teams throughout his career.
These are just a few of the many great kickers who have played in the NFL over the years. There have been many others who have had success kicking field goals and extra points, but these three legends stand out above the rest as some of the greatest ever to play this vital position on an football team.
In 2017, the highest-paid kicker in the NFL was Matt Bryant of the Atlanta Falcons, who earned a base salary of $4 million. The second highest-paid kicker was Dan Bailey of the Dallas Cowboys, who earned a base salary of $3.5 million.