Two years after the Dolphins drafted Jason Sanders in the seventh round, he became a first-team All-Pro. The Dolphins may want to keep their kicker around beyond his rookie contract.
The Dolphins are interested in extending Sanders, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. The three-year veteran became eligible for a new deal in January. Both the Dolphins and Sanders are interested in an extension, though negotiations have not yet begun.
Sanders, 25, is coming off a dominant season. He made 36 of his 39 field goal tries — his second season with at least 90% field goal accuracy — and aided Miami’s offense consistently with long-range precision. The New Mexico product connected on 8 of 9 tries from beyond 50 yards. Sanders also has a touchdown reception on his resume, hauling in a trick-play pass during the 2019 season. In the six seasons prior to Sanders’ arrival, the Dolphins used five different kickers.
Justin Tucker‘s four-year, $20MM contract, agreed to in 2019, currently stands as the NFL’s top kicker deal. Eight other kickers earn at least $4MM per year.
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