The Pittsburgh Steelers might not have been able to reach an agreement with Le’Veon Bell on a new contract this offseason, but it appears they have been able to strike a deal with one of their other unofficial Killer B’s. With an announcement on Twitter, the team officially confirmed an extension for Chris Boswell that will keep him in Pittsburgh through the 2022 season.
While terms of the contract have yet to be released, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting the deal is worth as much as $19.72 million over the next five years.
K Chris Boswell signs new 5-year deal with Steelers for $19.72 M, through 2022. He was set to play as RFA for $2.9 million in 2018.— Ed Bouchette (@EdBouchette) August 23, 2018
Originally set set earn $2.914 million in 2018, this new contract will replace the one year deal Boswell signed earlier in the year as a restricted free agent and is effectively a four year extension.
First signed by Pittsburgh in October of the 2015 season, Boswell has become one of the league most dependable kickers since arriving in Pittsburgh. Only 10 of his 95 field attempts for the Steelers have been missed over the past three seasons and he was voted to his first Pro Bowl in 2017.