Chiefs sign Harrison Butker to 5-year, $20M extension
On Twitter, the Kansas City Chiefs made a move to secure their kicker of their future, signing Harrison Butker into a contract extension, the team announced on the day of minicamp.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the deal soon after the announcement’s particulars: 5 years, approximately $20 million for the prior seventh-round pick, who published a statement on his Twitter account: View image on Twitter
While he’s now known to possess one of the legs in the NFL, the street to this instant at the same point of Butker wasn’t a sure bet.
Where he had been picked up from the Chiefs after being drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 2017 and waived in favor of Graham Gano, Butker was signed into the team’s practice squad.
In his first match as a Chief throughout the 2017 season, Butker completed a 43-yard field goal try to lift the Chiefs.
So far, Butker, 25, has transformed 62-of-69 career field goals, such as going 24-of-27 at 2018, great enough for its 12th-best completion percent (88.9) at the league.
Butker has shown 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 match into overtime.
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