The bright spot of the 2018 Seattle Seahawks draft class has secured the bag.
Michael Dickson has agreed to a four-year contract extension worth a reported $14.5 million, per NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and first reported by Mark Sanchez (yes, that Mark Sanchez).
Four years, $14.5 million in new money, source says. Gets $10.6 million in the first two years. https://t.co/g24KyD3K5k— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 4, 2021
Dickson was First-Team All Pro as a rookie in 2018 and also ran for a first down against the Detroit Lions in one of the best and funniest plays of recent Seahawks history. If he had a bit of a down year in 2019 he was one of the key reasons why the 2020 special teams unit was one of the best in the NFL by DVOA. One could very well argue that he was a Pro Bowl snub this past season.
Our own Wilson Conn did a brilliant job outlining Dickson’s value as a punter, which you can read here.
At just over $3.6 million APY, Dickson will become the league’s second-highest paid punter behind the Los Angeles Rams’ Johnny Hekker, who’s practically a dual threat given his penchant for trick plays that we are unfortunately all too familiar with.
Congrats to Michael Dickson on getting that money and here’s to more brilliant punting by the awesome Aussie!