Justin Tucker, Ravens strike four-year, $16.8M deal


Justin Tucker's discontent with the Baltimore Ravens didn't last long.

A day after his agent said the kicker was "disillusioned with the process" and wouldn't sign a long-term deal if a contract wasn't struck by Friday, the sides found common ground.

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NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Ravens and Tucker struck a four-year, almost $16.8 million deal that includes $10.8 million fully guaranteed, with a $6 million signing bonus, per a source informed of the deal.

The Ravens later confirmed the deal.

The total value of Tucker's deal comes in behind Dan Bailey's $22.5 million deal (over seven years) with Dallas, and just under that of Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski ($17.2 million). Tucker did, however, receive the most guaranteed money of all kickers. The Ravens bested the $16.1 million deal Mason Crosby received from the Green Bay Packers earlier this offseason.

Tucker solidified the Ravens' kicker role since taking over in 2012 as an undrafted free agent -- don't mention Billy Cundiff's name anywhere near Baltimore -- hitting 130 of 148 regular-season field goals for an 87.8 conversion rate. Tucker sits as a the second-most accurate kicker in the NFL. Now he'll get paid for that consistency.

There might have been some "disillusionment" earlier this week, but after getting his big deal, Tucker can be happy with his place in the Ravens' organization.