Patriots, K Stephen Gostkowski Strike 4-Year, $17M Agreement
It was never an easy task to replace Adam Vinatieri, but Stephen Gostkowski has gone above and beyond the call of kicking duty. After being franchise-tagged this spring, Gostkowski has officially agreed to a new 4-year, $17.2M deal.
Gostkowski became the Patriots' all-time leading scorer, surpassing Vinatieri last season, while leading the NFL with 73 made field goals from 2013-14. Gostkowski has a career 86.8 FG%, including a 93.6 FG% the past two years.
New England's 2006 4th-round pick will be the second-highest paid kicker in terms of total contract value, behind only Dallas' Dan Bailey (22.5M).