The contract is worth just under $19 million, with an average of $3.8 million per year, according to Rapoport. The deal includes $8 million in guarantees over the first two years and will ensure that Janikowski continues as the highest-paid kicker or punter in the league.
Janikowski turned 35 in March, but he's a solid bet to play for seasons to come. Entering his 14th campaign with Oakland, the hulking 6-foot-1, 258-pound kicker already stands as the team's all-time leading scorer with 1,318 points.
Janikowski shows little sign of slowing down. There were plenty of giggles and taunts when Al Davis made a kicker his top pick so many Aprils ago. It was an unorthodox move, no doubt, but Janikowski persevered. And today, the glorious Seabass got paid.