Scobee Signs Deal with Jaguars
(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- Kicker Josh Scobee avoided the franchise tag and signed a four-year, $13.8 million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars Monday.
The deal is the second-largest multiyear deal for a current NFL kicker. The only kicker with a better deal is Sebastian Janikowski, who has a four-year, $16 million deal with the Oakland Raiders.
It took until the final few hours of the NFL's deadline to sign franchise players to long-term contracts.
"There were certain times I had my doubts, but I always thought this would happen,” Scobee said. “I know the people on the front office. They’re good people. They have to protect their interests when it comes to the finances of this team. I understand that. ... In the long run, it worked out and hopefully, I’ll be here a long time.”
Last season, Scobee hit 92 percent of his field goals, the third best percentage in the NFL.
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