TUESDAY, 7:55am: Per ESPN.com’s Adam Caplan (via Twitter), Suisham’s four-year extension is worth $13.1MM, with $2.85MM guaranteed. Though the guarantee is a little less than what most other top kickers have received on their four-year deals, Suisham’s per-year average stacks up favorably, putting him just outside the top five.
FRIDAY, 9:22am: The Steelers announced that they have extended the contract of Shaun Suisham through the 2018 season with a four-year deal, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1 (on Twitter). Suisham’s previous deal was set to expire after the 2014 campaign.
The 32-year-old has connected on 87.2% of his field goal attempts with the Steelers over the past four seasons and boasts an even sharper 92% conversion rate over the last two seasons. Suisham’s 93.8% mark on field goals last season was good for third in the NFL behind Matt Prater and Steven Hauschka amongst kickers who played in all 16 games. The veteran hasn’t always been this accurate as career his 83.1% field goal percentage shows. Suisham also boasts a perfect 128-128 mark on extra point attempts across the last four years.
Prior to joining the Steelers in 2010, Suisham spent time with the Cowboys and Redskins. Financial terms of Suisham’s deal are not yet known but it will be interesting to see how it stacks up to the three-year deal Hauschka signed to stay with Seattle this offseason. Hauschka’s pact is worth $9.15MM over those three years, with a guarantee of $3.35MM.