Dickson signed a four-year, $14.5 million contract extension with the Seahawks on Friday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Dickson will receive a hefty raise and will be under contract with Seattle through the 2025 campaign. He averaged a career-high 49.6 yards per punt last year and landed 52 percent of his punts inside the 20-yard line.
Dickson averaged 49.6 yards per punt and landed 32 of 61 boots (52 percent) inside the 20-yard line over 16 games during the 2020 season.
Dickson set career highs in both categories, but he finished with the fewest number of kicks in his career. The Australian kicker fell short of All-Pro honors this season. The 25-year-old continues to be one of the most effective punters in the league, and he'll be back for the final year of his rookie contract in 2021.
Dickson averaged 45.1 yards per punt and landed 34 punts inside the 20-yard line in 2019.
It was always going to tough for Dickson to follow up his All-Pro rookie season, when he recorded 48.2 yards per punt -- second in the league -- but he at least landed more punts inside the 20 than he did in 2018 (28). In fact, his mark this season (34) ranked third in the league. The Australian punter is locked in as the Seahawks' punter again in 2020.
Dickson was named the Seahawks' starting punter after Jon Ryan was released Monday, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
When a punter is drafted in the fifth round (No. 149 overall), it becomes his job to lose. Dickson didn't flinch through two preseason games, as he averaged 51.7 yards over six punts and pinned two inside the 20, compared to Ryan's stat line of 45.6 and one, respectively. Part of the punting job in Seattle is holding for the placekicker, a job Sebastian Janikowski won over Jason Myers on Monday.