The Green Bay Packers got their biggest remaining free agent priority taken care of on the final day to designate franchise players. Mason Crosby signed a new, four-year deal that will pay him much like a kicker who received the franchise tag.
Crosby’s deal is worth $16.1 million and includes a $5 million signing bonus.
That currently makes him the third-highest-paid kicker in the entire NFL.
Crosby ($4.025 million annually) comes in behind New England’s Stephen Gostkowski, who makes $4.3 million annually, and Baltimore’s newly franchised Justin Tucker, whose franchise tag carries a one-year salary of $4.572 million.
That’s a nice bump for Crosby, who made an average of $2.95 million annually on his last deal.
Crosby hit on 24 of 28 field goals in 2015 and is 236 of 296 in his nine NFL seasons, good for 79.7 percent.
Great seeing my friend and longtime teammate @crosbykicks2 coming back for another 4 years!