Now that the full details are in for New England Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski's $17.2 million deal, the Ravens have a good idea of how expensive it will likely be to sign Pro Bowl kicker Justin Tucker to a new contract.
Tucker is a pending unrestricted free agent next year who's signed to a $2.356 million second-round franchise tender for this season. No deal is imminent for Tucker.
The Baltimore Sun obtained a copy of Gostkowski's deal, which includes a $6 million signing bonus and averages $4.275 million per year.
Here's the full breakdown of the Gostkowski contract:
This year, Gostkowski has a $1.8 million fully guaranteed base salary for skill, injury and salary cap and a $3.6 million salary-cap figure.
He has an annual $12,500 per game active roster bonus, up to $200,000 per season, and an annual $100,000 workout bonus.
In 2016, Gostkowski has a $2.3 million base salary fully guaranteed for skill, injury and salary cap and $4.1 million salary-cap figure.
In 2017, Gostkowski has a $2.7 million nonguaranteed base salary and $4.5 million salary-cap figure.
In 2018, Gostkowski has a $3.2 million nonguaranteed base salary and a $5 million salary-cap figure.
Bottom line: It will cost a lot of money to sign Tucker, the most accurate kicker in NFL history.
If the Ravens don't sign Tucker to a long-term deal this year or before free agency next year, they can make him their franchise player. The franchise tag for kickers this year cost $4.126 million, which isn't much cheaper than Gostkowski's annual average compensation.