The Seahawks have given a four-year extension to All-Pro punter Michael Dickson, the group reported Friday.
Dickson’s deal includes $14.5 million in new cash that could reach as much as $16 million, a source disclosed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. It will pay him $10.6 million over the initial two seasons and incorporates a $6.5 million signing bonus.
The Seahawks on Friday tweeted an picture of Dickson officially signing the contract, which was finished after about a month of negotiating.
The 25-year-old Dickson was set to make almost $3.4 million this season in the last year of the rookie deal that he endorsed in 2018, after Seattle traded up in the fifth round to draft him. He got a CBA-mandated raise to that amount by virtue of making the Pro Bowl in 2018, when he additionally was named a first-group All-Pro.
Over his three seasons, Dickson ranks fifth in the NFL in yards per punt (47.55) and seventh in net yards per punt (42.49), as per ESPN information. During that span, he drives the group in punts taken inside the 10 (41) and inside the 5 (15).
Dickson set franchise records last season in punting normal (49.64) and net normal (44.41).
He experienced childhood in Australia and started kicking an American football in 2015. He went to the University of Texas in the wake of enrolling at Prokick Australia, a developmental program that assists youthful Aussies with acquiring punting scholarships to American colleges.
Barring free agents, Dickson joins wide receiver recipient Tyler Lockett as the Seahawks players to sign an extension this offseason; both those deals were negotiated by agent Andrew Kessler. They likewise now have every one of the three of their specialists signed to long-term deals; kicker Jason Myers and long-snapper Tyler Ott are both signed through the 2022 season.
Star Bowl security Jamal Adams is in line for his very own extension as he enters the last year of his rookie deal.