Rams sign Pro Bowl punter Johnny Hekker to $18 million deal

The St. Louis Rams' press released on Pro Bowl punter Johnny Hekker on Friday says:"Punters get paid like people, too."

Indeed. Hekker got a six-year, $18 million contract that included a record $9 million guaranteed.

He's under contract through 2020.

"It's just such a blessing to be considered for an extension and to have the opportunity to stick with an organization for this long and potentially be a Ram for nine years, that means a lot to me and my family and everyone that has supported me to this moment in my life," Hekker said. "I think this is a really big moment but in no way does this deter me from still wanting to be the best punter ever. So I have got to really give this team their money's worth."

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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