One of the best punters in the NFL is now going to be paid like one.
The Seattle Seahawks are giving All-Pro punter Michael Dickson a four-year contract extension, according to multiple reports. Former NFL and USC quarterback Mark Sanchez was the first to report the deal.
Dickson had one year remaining on his four-year rookie deal with the team. A fifth-round draft pick in 2018, Dickson was named to the Pro Bowl and a first-team All-Pro in his first season in the NFL. Dickson had a season worthy of such honors again last season for Seattle, but the first-team nod was given to Jake Bailey of the New England Patriots with Jack Fox of the Detroit Lions being the second-team selection.
Per Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, Dickson's new deal is worth $14.5 million in new money with $10.6 million due in the first two years.
Johnny Hekker of the Los Angeles Rams holds the most lucrative contract currently for a punter, averaging $3.75 million a season. The reported numbers for Dickson would amount to annual average of $3.625 million, which would put him second behind Hekker and ahead of Tress Way of the Washington Football Team and Brett Kern of the Tennessee Titans, per OverTheCap.com.
Photo Credit: SEATTLE, WA - OCTOBER 07: Punter Michael Dickson #4 of the Seattle Seahawks punts the ball in the first half against the Los Angeles Rams at CenturyLink Field on October 7, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)