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Universally regarded as one of the NFL's best kickers, Tucker signed a four-year, $16.8 million deal in the offseason, closely mimicking the contract signed by New England's Stephen Gostkowski a year prior. Despite being attached to an offense that's been inconsistent during his tenure, Tucker has always been at least a decent option at his position, boasting a unique combination of accuracy and leg strength. If the Baltimore offense is merely decent, Tucker shouldn't have much trouble finishing as a top-10 kicker.
Tucker took a hard stance by saying he wouldn't re-sign with Baltimore if no long-term deal was reached by Friday's deadline, and the Ravens responded by giving him the most money guaranteed to a kicker in NFL history. At 26 years old, Tucker has converted nearly 88 percent of his field goal attempts and has never missed an extra point across four seasons, emerging as one of the league's best kickers since entering the league.
Justin Tucker officially received the franchise tag from the Baltimore Ravens on Friday morning, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Tucker will make $4.5 million next season after he and the Ravens could not make ends meet on a long-term deal. Tucker, who knocked through 33 field goals last season, is becoming one of the standout kickers in the league and has proven to be a valuable fantasy pickup.
Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Justin Tucker will receive the franchise tag if a long-term contract isn't worked out by March 1,
Newsome is just stating the obvious, as Baltimore doesn't have other strong candidates for the franchise tag, which only costs around $4.5 million for kickers. Given that he arguably has the NFL's best combination of leg strength and accuracy, Tucker will likely expect a contract that matches or surpasses Stephen Gostkowski's record-setting four-year, $17.2 million deal from last offseason. Tucker has proven to be a valuable fantasy commodity, despite mostly being attached to unspectacular offenses. He's very accurate and gets a ton of opportunities from 50+ yards.
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