Baltimore Ravens fans have spent the offseason hoping to wake up to their team announcing a long-term extension for franchise quarterback Lamar Jackson. While the Ravens did make a contract extension announcement on Monday, the player in question wasn't Jackson, unfortunately.
Instead, Baltimore announced that kicker Justin Tucker had been extended on a four-year deal. Though Tucker is a fan favorite, a quick look at the tweet's comment section shows just how badly the Ravens faithful wished it was Jackson being extended instead.
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With all due respect to Tucker, it looks like the Ravens knew what they were doing with their tweet. Starting the announcement with "EXTENDED" in caps with a pair of exclamation marks made it sound like major news. While extending Tucker is big news, his importance to the franchise doesn't compare to Jackson.
Having said that, there are still Baltimore fans out there who are thrilled that Tucker is locked down. He ranks second all-time when it comes to field goals (326) and extra points made (382) by a Ravens kicker. He should easily break each record this fall assuming he stays healthy.
Even after 10 seasons, Tucker is showing no signs of slowing down. He made the longest kick in the NFL last season (66 yards) and also led the league with a 94.6% field-goal completion rate. Such a performance resulted in his being named to the Pro Bowl for the fifth time, as well as first-team All-Pro.
Tucker's new contract runs until the end of the 2027 NFL season, likely making him a Raven for life. Fans in Baltimore are hoping the same can eventually be said about Jackson, however, it remains to be seen how much longer the fanbase has to wait for that announcement.
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In the meantime, Tucker and Jackson have their sights set on delivering the first Super Bowl to Baltimore since 2012. It seems like that's a realistic goal with FanDuel Sportsbook giving the Ravens +2000 odds (No. 10) to win Super Bowl LVII in February.
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