Eagles Make History With Jake Elliott Contract Extension

The Philadelphia Eagles signed veteran kicker Jake Elliott to a massive four-year extension.
Nov 20, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Philadelphia Eagles place kicker Jake Elliott (4) prepares
Nov 20, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Philadelphia Eagles place kicker Jake Elliott (4) prepares / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Through the first three days of free agency, the Philadelphia Eagles have made it a point of emphasis to keep their special teams unit together. 

The Eagles’ special teams unit, which was much-maligned in 2022, was the best unit on the team last year, which caught fans by surprise. Philadelphia re-signed punter Braden Mann to a two-year contract on Tuesday, who stabilized the Eagles’ punting duties.

Along with Mann, the Eagles decided to keep a fan favorite in the special teams unit, who has been one of their best players over the past three seasons.

Eagles News: Philadelphia Signs Jake Elliott to Multi-Year Deal

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday that the Eagles signed 29-year-old kicker Jake Elliott to a four-year, $24 million contract extension. Schefter adds Elliott’s $6 million per year average ties him with Ravens kicker Justin Tucker as the highest-paid kicker in NFL history.

Elliott is coming off a tremendous 2023 season, as the Eagles used him a ton to put points on the board when the offense couldn’t find the end zone. The veteran kicker made a career-high 93.8 percent of his field goals (30-of-32), including an impressive 7-of-8 field goals made from 50-plus yards.

Since joining the Eagles in 2017, Elliott has slowly become one of the more clutch kickers in the NFL. The former Memphis kicker has made at least 90 percent of his field goals twice over the last three seasons.

With Elliott now in the fold, the Eagles have their special teams unit intact as they re-signed Mann and brought back veteran long snapper Rick Lovato for another season.

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