Chris Boswell and the Steelers have agreed to a 4-year, $20 million deal according to a report by Adam Schefter of ESPN.
The extension makes Boswell the highest-paid kicker alongside the Ravens’ star kicker in Justin Tucker. It was expected that Boswell would get a deal, but it was not certain when that would occur. It also comes with a nice kicker of $12.5 million guaranteed.
It comes out to $5 million per year for Boswell, which is respectable considering what he brings to the table. Boswell has consistently been one of the best kickers in the NFL year in and year out. Boswell will now remain with the Steelers through the 2026-27 season. He was out of camp practice on Monday without pads.
Boswell has a career 88.3% field goal percentage and is the career leader in field goal percentage at Heinz Field. His ability to remain stable in tough situations and in a hard stadium to kick in has been a huge factor in his success in the NFL. While he suffered a groin injury in 2018 that led to a rough year, Boswell persevered and is now one of the best kickers in the NFL.
This now moves the spotlight away from Chris Boswell and directly on Diontae Johnson. Johnson is next in line to receive a contract from the Steelers, and it could carry out the entire training camp tenure. He has yet to practice fully in training camp, and likely will not until a contract is signed by the two parties.