The Seahawks on Friday reached agreement on an extension with one of their key players who could have been a free agent following the 2021 season.
But, no, it’s not safety Jamal Adams.
Instead, multiple reports stated punter Michael Dickson will get a four-year extension worth up to $14.5 million in new money – and a possible total of $16 million overall – with $10.6 million in the first two years. A source confirmed to the Seattle Times that the signing is expected.
Dickson, a fifth-round pick in 2018 out of Texas and a native of Sydney, Australia, was due to make $3.384 million in 2021 on the last year of his initial rookie contract, with a $3.45 million cap hit.
The contract makes Dickson among the highest-paid punters in the NFL. The average of $3.625 million in new money over four years would put Dickson second behind only Johnny Hekker of the Rams. Hekker, a Bothell (Washington) High grad, makes $3.75 million a year.
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