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