Ryan Succop lands 5-year extension with Tennessee Titans
By Matt Conner
Former Kansas City Chiefs kicker has found a long-term home with the Tennessee Titans who just made him a very rich man with a new five-year extension.
The Tennessee Titans have rewarded kicker Ryan Succop’s accuracy with a brand new five-year contract extension just as he was set to become an unrestricted free agent. The new deal will reportedly include $7.5 million in guaranteed money.
Here are the terms per Mike Garafolo:
Succop originally entered the NFL as a 7th round selection—actually the final pick overall—by the Kansas City Chiefs back in the 2009 NFL Draft. He kicked for five full seasons in Kansas City, a total of 80 games, in which he had an 81% field goal accuracy mark. In Tennessee, he’s taken things up a significant notch with an accuracy of 86.5% on field goals during his four year tenure. Last year he tied for the NFL lead in attempts with 42 along with Harrison Butker.
Succop was allowed to leave the Chiefs after the 2013 season when the Chiefs decided to go the cheaper route with a rookie who turned out to be Cairo Santos. Santos is now with the Chicago Bears and the Chiefs once again went the cheaper route with a new rookie in Butker.
Santos, who will turn 32-years-old next season, is a five-time AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Award winner. He left the Chiefs as the third highest-scoring kicker in franchise history after Nick Lowery and Jan Stenerud.