Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Gostkowski has agreed to a new two-year contract with the Patriots. The deal comes after a report last week indicated the two sides were in a holding pattern on continuing their 13-year working relationship.
Gostkowski has made 87.38 percent of his field goal tries over those 13 years with New England. That’s good enough for third place in NFL history — Ravens kicker Justin Tucker is first with Gould just ahead of Gostkowski for second place — and it works well as a short explanation of why the Patriots would just stick with what isn’t broken.
Gostkowski was 27-of-32 on field goals and 49-of-50 on extra points for the Pats last season. He was No. 95 on PFT’s Free Agent Top 100 and his signing leaves 14 unattached players on the list.