Don’t get me wrong – having a reliable kicker is a vital part of success in the NFL, but the Oakland Raiders take kicker job security to a new level.
According to Adam Schefter, the Raiders have signed their long time kicker to a four year contract extension:
Raiders announced they have signed kicker Sebastian Janikowski to a four-year contract extension.
Ever since Janikowski joined the Raiders in 2000, Oakland’s roster has become somewhat of a revolving door though the former Florida State kicker has remained the lone c0nstant.
The Polish born placekicker started off his career on the up slope, but hit a rough patch in the middle having multiple seasons of sub 75% accuracy. Dealing with personal demons, Janikowski seemed to better himself which translated to on field success as the thirteen year NFL veteran was named to the Pro-Bowl in 2011. In addition, Janikowski’s accuracy hasn’t dipped below 80% in five seasons.
SeaBass, as he’s commonly referred to, owns multiple NFL kicking records including the longest made field goal in league history at 63 yards.
The four year deal is valued at $15.2 million dollars.