Chiefs sign Harrison Butker to 5-year, $20M extension
On Twitter, the Kansas City Chiefs chose to secure their kicker of the future, signing Harrison Butker into a contract extension, the team announced on the day of minicamp.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the particulars of the deal soon after the statement: 5 years, approximately $20 million for the select, who published a statement on his Twitter accounts: View image on Twitter
While he’s known to possess one of the legs in the NFL, the road to this moment at the same point of Butker was not a sure bet.
After being drafted by the Carolina Panthers at 2017 and waived in favour of Graham Gano, Butker was signed to the team’s practice squad where he was picked up from the Chiefs.
In his first match as a Chief during the 2017 year, Butker completed a 43-yard field goal attempt to lift the Chiefs within the Redskins 29-20.
To date, Butker, 25, has converted 62-of-69 career field goals, such as going 24-of-27 at 2018, good enough for its 12th-best completion percent (88.9) in the league.
Butker has demonstrated an ability. Against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game, Butker famously nailed his only field goal of the night: a 39-yarder to send the game into overtime.
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