Packers Give Crosby Five-Year Deal
As expected the Green Bay Packers re-signed kicker [intlink id=”152″ type=”category”]Mason Crosby[/intlink].
What is perhaps a little more surprising is the deal is for five years and makes him one of the highest-paid kickers in the NFL.
Crosby’s deal is worth $14.75 million and includes $3 million of guaranteed money, according to the Journal Sentinel.
Guaranteeing only $3 million of the contract gives the Packers some flexibility to look elsewhere if Crosby turns into a train wreck, but at nearly $3 million per season Crosby is in the salary range of the league’s top-paid kicker, Sebastian Janikowski of Oakland.
Janikowski’s deal averages $4 million per season.
Crosby’s deal isn’t bad for a guy who’s never once hit 80 percent of his field goals in a season.
The Packers will tell you it’s tough to kick in Lambeau Field in the winter and they’d be right, but I have a hard time believing Crosby is one of the best kickers in the game.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.