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Ravens reach 4-year extension with record-setting kicker Justin Tucker

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BALTIMORE -- Justin Tucker has inked a four-year, $24 million extension with the Baltimore Ravens, the team announced Monday. 

Tucker has made 91.1% of his field goal attempts in his career, the best mark in NFL history. The five-time All Pro still had two years left on the four-year $20 million extension he signed in 2019. 

"I joked to (head coach John Harbaugh) one day out at practice," Tucker said. "We were just kind of just generally talking about the idea. I said, 'I think something could get done in like five minutes.' And sure enough, it took about five minutes."

The "60 Minutes" star memorably set the record for the longest field goal in NFL history against the Detroit Lions, booting a 66-yard kick that hit the crossbar and bounced into the net as time expired, putting the Ravens ahead 19-17.

During the 2021 season, Tucker converted the highest percentage of kicks (94.6%) among regular starters and was a perfect 6-for-6 on kicks from 50 yards or more. He only missed two of his 37 attempts, both of which were between 40 and 49 yards.

Tucker will be 38 when his current contract ends after the 2027 season. 

"Justin is beyond what kind of a kicker he is and all of that, I would say the kind of leader he is, the guy he is to be around," Harbaugh said. "Being out here with the mindset that he takes to it in terms of his work ethic, also his sense of humor, his understanding of the moment. Even in the meetings, he always has some kind of a comment. He laughs at my jokes, which I really appreciate."

Tucker said he's happy to continue wearing the purple and black.

"This deal, for sure, checks all the boxes for me, and for all intents and purposes, this is the type of deal that will more than ensure that I will be a Raven for life," he said. "And for that alone, I couldn't be happier."

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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