Eagles sign Jake Elliott to five-year extension

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The Eagles have several areas in need of improvement after a 5-6 start to the 2019 season, but they don’t see kicker as a spot in need of a change.

That point was driven home on Wednesday when the team announced that Elliott has signed a five-year extension that puts him under contract through the 2024 season. No financial terms were announced, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the deal is worth around $21.8 million with $10.45 million in guaranteed money.

“It’s awesome, man. This is the place where I’ve grown the last couple of years and luckily I’m a part of it and I look forward to being a part of it for a really long time,” Elliott said in a statement. “It’s a great feeling.”

Elliott is 14-of-14 on field goals and 21-of-23 on extra points this season. He’s 66-of-76 on field goals and 93-of-100 on extra points over his three seasons in Philadelphia.

9 responses to “Eagles sign Jake Elliott to five-year extension

  1. I love Elliot and i would never want to be in Chicago’s kicker situation but that’s alot of money for a kicker.

  2. Everyone says ‘Oh its just a kicker, you can replace them with someone cheap!’ but look how thats worked out for the Chargers, Bears, etc. Ask if they’d loved to have paid $5M for a kicker that would have nailed those kicks?

  3. Given Elliott’s percentages relative to the truly sorry state of kicking in today’s NFL, while that’s a hell of a lot of money it’s probably not a bad investment.

  4. When you play in the NFC East you might as well make your K a top paid player because obviously looking up at the da’ boys.

  5. Still pissed Marvin Lewis and co tried stashing him on the Bengals practice squad after drafting him in favor of Rolly Polly Bullock. A kicker who of the few times he’s had to make a kick with the game on the line, has failed miserably.

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