It appears the Green Bay Packers aren’t waiting for free agency to begin to negotiate with their own players. Veteran kicker Mason Crosby has received a new deal that will keep him with the franchise that drafted him back in 2007.
At 35 years old, Crosby proved that he’s still one of the best kickers in the NFL. This past season he made 22-of-24 field goal attempts. He was on the final year of a contract that he signed prior to the 2016 season.
The Packers clearly didn’t want to let Crosby hit the open market. Even though free agency doesn’t begin until March 18, the front office quickly struck a deal with the Colorado product.
Crosby’s agent, Mike McCartney, announced this afternoon that Green Bay signed the veteran kicker to a three-year contract. He’ll be entering his 14th season with the Packers.
— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) February 22, 2020
Green Bay is coming off a successful season under first-year head coach Matt LaFleur. He had the team just one win away from the Super Bowl.
Bringing back Mason Crosby for the next three years should ensure that Green Bay’s kicking game will remain in the top half of the league.
The Packers have under $22 million to spend this offseason. It’ll be interesting to see what moves they make in the coming weeks.