Raiders Rumors: Daniel Carlson Agrees to 4-Year, $18.4M Extension with Las Vegas

Doric SamDecember 9, 2021

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 25: Daniel Carlson #2 of the Las Vegas Raiders celebrates after victory in the NFL game between Las Vegas Raiders and Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 25, 2021 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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The Las Vegas Raiders reportedly rewarded kicker Daniel Carlson with a four-year contract extension.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports that the deal is worth $18.4 million with a $4 million signing bonus and $10.2 million guaranteed, making Carlson the third-highest paid kicker in the NFL.

Carlson has put together a strong season in his fourth year with the Raiders. He's made 27-of-30 field goals (90 percent) and 23-of-25 extra points. 

He was a fifth-round selection in 2018 by the Minnesota Vikings but was cut during his rookie season. After being picked up by the Raiders, he's emerged as one of the most consistent kickers in the league. Carlson set a single-season franchise record that year by 94.1 percent of his field goals.

The 26-year-old broke his own record last season by converting on 94.3% of his field goals. He is 9-of-10 in 50-yard attempts over the past two seasons.

The Raiders are currently 6-6 after starting the season with a 3-0 record. Las Vegas has lost four of its last five games and has given up 30 or more points three times in that span. The Raiders are coming off a Week 13 loss to the Washington Football Team on a late field goal.

Las Vegas will face the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday in a pivotal AFC West matchup. The Raiders struggled against their division rivals in Week 10, losing in a 41-14 blowout.