Posted Mon Jul 2nd by Jon Heath
The Denver Broncos and kicker Matt Prater agreed on a four-year deal Monday. Terms of the deal are now available.
Prater’s deal is worth $13 million — including a $3 million signing bonus, according to The Denver Post. That’s $3.25 million per season for those doing the math at home.
With a new deal, Prater is now the fifth-highest paid kicker in the league annually, behind Sebastian Janikowski ($4M), Phil Dawson ($3.81M), Stephen Gostkowski ($3.4M) and Connor Barth ($3.3M). Prater is now also one of nine kickers in the NFL earning $3 million or more per season.
“I’m very thankful and gracious and ready to prove myself and why I got a long‐term contract. I need to show everyone that I’m worth it,” Prater told the media via conference call on Monday. “I’m really excited to get back to work.”
Prater’s teammates are also happy to have him back. Fifth-year linebacker Wesley Woodyard tweeted the image seen to the right with the caption, “Good to have the real Prater back because our statue wasnt holding up… Congrats and welcome back!”
Congrats, indeed. We were kinda hoping we wouldn’t have to rely on that Adi Kunalic guy.