In what is typically a slow news cycle coming out of 1265 Lombardi, and we are usually discussing the NFL combine and looking ahead to the NFL Draft. This weekend there was big Packers news. The State of Wisconsin announced that February 29th would LeRoy “Leap” Butler Day, there was a rumor that Green Bay would host the 2022 NFL Draft and kicker Mason Crosby signed a 3-year deal.
Today, General Manager Brian Gutekunst made the transaction official.
Crosby has spent his entire career with the Packers since being drafted in the sixth round of the 2007 NFL draft. He is the Packers career scoring leader, he holds the seven longest field goals in team history, and holds an NFL record for most consecutive field goals made in the postseason.
Over the weekend, Crosby signed a 3-year contract worth $12.9 million. He will receive $6 million in 2020
The three-year contract is for $12.9 million, sources told ESPN, with Crosby receiving $6 million in 2020. The new contract will make Crosby the highest-paid kicker in the NFL.
This is the first unrestricted free agent signing of the off-season for Gutekunst. There will be other free agent signings to come, not sure it will be like last off-season but I believe there will be impactful free agent signings.
Kicker is one of the hardest positions to fill on an NFL roster. The Packers now have their kicker for the next three seasons.
Anthony Haag is a writer for PackersTalk.com. He has been a Packers fan since the day he was born and truly bleeds green and gold. He makes annual visits to Lambeau Field and has attended his fair share of games. You can follow Anthony on Twitter at @anthony_haag