The Pittsburgh Steelers know they have to take care of Chris Boswell with a new contract, but they also know right now they have more pressing needs. This is clearly why the team placed a second round tender on Boswell, who is a restricted free agent.
Players don’t always sign these tenders immediately, and Boswell took to his official Instagram page to announce he has signed the tender and is ready for the 2018 regular season.
The tender equates to $2,914,000 for the 2018 season, and if any team wanted to lure Boswell away, the Steelers would have the right of first refusal. They could match the offer and keep Boswell, or they could let him go and receive a second round draft pick as a type of compensation.
Boswell is coming off his first Pro Bowl season of his career, and has been ridiculously steady for the Steelers since the dreadful kicking season of 2015. It was after the Josh Scobee and Garrett Hartley experiments ended for a variety of reasons when Boswell won the on-field tryout — and he hasn’t stopped since.
It is safe to say you can expect Boswell to get a nice new contract at the end of this season.