It may only be a formality in the hopes of working out a long-term contract but Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell took to Instagram to announce he’s signed the second round tender the team placed on him in mid-March.
The tender will net him $2.914 million in 2018.
Boswell has been a heck of a find for Pittsburgh after being signed mid-way through 2015. That came after the disaster Josh Scobee was, forcing the Steelers to scramble and his replacement.
Since that time, Boswell has made 85 of 95 field goal attempts, one of the top marks in the league, and missed only three extra points. In 2017, he finished with a team-record 35 made field goals on 38 tries and hit several game-winners. He connected on all four of his attempts from 50+, showing a bigger league than expected.
He’s locked into the starting role for all of 2018. A long-term deal is still possible, it was hinted at not too long ago, but that won’t happen – if it does – until after the draft when things calm down for the Steelers’ front office.