Mason Crosby Signs Four Year Deal With Packers

With only a week left before Mason Crosby was set to become a free agent, the Green Bay Packers locked him up with a four year contract worth $16.1 million. This deal makes him the third highest paid kicker in the NFL.

Crosby is coming off a season where he made 24 of 28 field goals, his longest being 56 yards. He also converted all of his 36 extra points, making him one of only five kickers who were perfect on the point after touchdowns in the regular season and playoffs.

Mason Crosby has primarily been a consistent kicker for the Packers since his career began nine years ago. He entered the NFL back in 2007 where he was 31 of 39 on field goal attempts and a perfect 48 for 48 on made extra points. He holds a career percentage of 79.7% on field goals and a impressive 99.1% on PATs. He’s only missed a total of 4 extra point attempts out of the 441 that he’s attempted over his career.

Crosby wasn’t always as successful as he currently is when it came to field goals. During the 2012-2013 season, he was only 63.6% when it came to field goals, the worst of his career. He took a pay cut coming into the next season to stay with the team and bounced back with a career best 89.2% field goal percentage.

Since his career worst season, Crosby has made 85.7% of his field goals. While he ranks 22nd in the NFL over the last few seasons, he did set a playoff record this season for consecutive field goals made with 20.

The new contract even saw quarterback Aaron Rodgers take to Twitter to congratulate his teammate on the new deal which Crosby was very thankful for.

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