The Philadelphia Eagles signed kicker Jake Elliott to a five-year contract extension through the 2024 NFL season, according to an official announcement from the team. Happy Thanksgiving Eve, everyone.
Elliott was previously set to be a restricted free agent after this season but now he’s signed to a long-term agreement. NFL insider Ian Rapoport has the details on the new deal:
The #Eagles signed K Jake Elliott to a five-year contract extension worth around $21.8M, source said. He gets $10.45M guaranteed. He’s now the third-highest paid kicker in average per year and in total guarantee.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 27, 2019
Elliott’s pay day is well deserved. The 24-year-old has made all 14 of his field goal attempts this season, with the longest try coming from 53 yards. He has missed two of his 23 extra point attempts, though one came in that very windy Buffalo Bills game.
The Eagles originally signed Elliott off the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice squad early in the 2017 season. He replaced Caleb Strugis at the time and made some big kicks, including an awesome 61-yard game-winner against the New York Giants ...
... in addition to a 46-yard field goal that gave the Eagles a 41 to 33 lead in Super Bowl LII:
Dude’s kinda clutch.
It’s nice to know the Eagles’ kicker spot should be settled for the considerable future. Hopefully Elliott can keep up the consistency.
Elliott’s extension comes one week after the Eagles signed long snapper Rick Lovato to a long-term deal. Punter Cameron Johnston figures to be the next special teams fixture in line for a multi-year contract. Johnston is currently set to be an exclusive-rights free agent after this season.