Daniel Carlson is turning in a fabulous season and the Las Vegas Raiders are depending on a lot more to come.
Carlson consented to another four-year contract with the club, his representative declared Wednesday night, and the augmentation is valued at $18.4 million, which incorporates a $4 million signing bonus and $10.2 million guaranteed, NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero detailed.
Carlson’s $4.6 million every year makes him the third-highest paid kicker in the league.
The Raiders didn’t stop with locking up Carlson, they likewise signed punter A.J. Cole to a four-year expansion, NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo revealed. The deal will make Cole among the best four highest-paid punters, Garafolo noted.
The 26-year-old Cole is in his third NFL season, every one of them enjoyed with the Raiders, and is averaging a league-best 51.1 yards per punt.
Carlson’s in his fourth season with the franchise and has changed over 27 of 30 field goals (90%) this year and made 23 of 25 additional points.
The 26-year-old was a fifth-round selection of the Vikings in 2018, yet was cut during his freshman season by Minnesota and afterward signed with the Raiders, where he’s become one of the best – – and most generously compensated – – kickers in the game. He hit on 94.3% of his field goals last season and has made nine of 10 from 50 or farther over the past two seasons.