Last season, the Indianapolis Colts used the franchise tag on punter Pat McAfee and he played out the year on his one-year, $2.977 million tender. McAfee was set to hit the open market this offseason, but he has instead been locked up by the team on a long-term deal.
During an appearance on NFL Network’s NFL AM on Friday morning, McAfee announced that he has signed a five-year deal to remain with the Colts.
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Colts punter Pat McAfee announces on @NFL_AM he agreed to terms on a five-year contract to remain in Indy
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) March 7, 2014
Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Not only is McAfee an effective special teamer for the team, but he has become a fan favorite in Indianapolis and being with the team for the next five years will have to make everyone happy.