The Eagles have signed kicker Jake Elliott to a 5-year, $21MM extension, which includes $10.5MM guaranteed, according to NFL Insider Adam Caplan. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported soon after the contract actually includes $10.45MM guaranteed with a maximum total value of $21.8MM. The disparities are marginal, but could have minor salary cap implications for Philadelphia.
Elliott, signed off the Bengals practice squad in 2017, has been one of the most consistent kickers in football over the past three seasons. Elliott was 26 of 31 on field goal attempts in both 2017 and 2018, converting over 92% of his extra point attempts in both years as well. This season, Elliott is a perfect 14 of 14 on field goals, with a long of 53 yards, and is 21 of 23 on extra points.
The Memphis alum has shown elite range, making a 61 yard attempt as a rookie, but after going 5 for 6 from beyond 50 yards in his first season, went just 2 for 5 last season. This year, Elliott has made his only attempt from beyond 50 yards, but more importantly, he has been reliable from inside 50 yards out. Over the past two seasons, Elliott has missed just two field goals of 49 yards or less.
Elliott becomes the third highest paid kicker by average annual salary and provides the Eagles with cost certainty at the most important special teams position.