Chiefs sign Harrison Butker to 5-year, $20M extension
On Twitter, the Kansas City Chiefs made a move to fasten their kicker of the future the team announced Over the final day of minicamp.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the particulars of the deal shortly after the announcement: 5 Decades, roughly $20 million for the prior seventh-round pick, who posted a statement on his Twitter account: View image on Twitter
While he’s known to possess one of the legs at the NFL, Butker’s road to this instant at one point was not a sure bet.
After being drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2017 and then waived in favor of Graham Gano, Butker was signed into the practice squad of the team where he was picked up by the Chiefs.
In his first match as a Chief during the 2017 season, Butker finished a 43-yard field goal try to raise the Chiefs over the Redskins 29-20.
So far, Butker, 25, has transformed 62-of-69 career field objectives, such as going 24-of-27 in 2018, good enough for the 12th-best completion percentage (88.9) at the league.
Butker has also demonstrated an ability to perform at the clutch on several occasions. Against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game, Butker famously pinpointed his only field goal of the night: a 39-yarder to send the match into overtime.
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