During minicamp Sebastian Janikowski made it clear that he would like to end his career in Oakland and see out the rebuilding process headed by GM Reggie McKenzie. After practice Friday in Napa, “SeaBass” got his wish. On Friday, the Raiders signed kicker Sebastian Janikowsk to a four-year contract extension, locking up the 17th overall pick of the 2000 draft until 2018.
K Sebastian Janikowski has signed a four-year contract extension. pic.twitter.com/i2iIHIqVOO
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) August 2, 2013
It was reported by Scott Bair that the deal will be worth $19 million with $8 million guaranteed in the first two years of the deal in 2014 and 2015. A fair deal considering that Janikowski is one of the biggest players in the Raiders organization and is still kicking at a level that places him in the top bracket of NFL kickers with no signs of slowing down any time soon.
Janikowski recently said that it was his preference to remain with the Raiders beyond the 2013 season, the final year of a four-year, $16 million deal he signed with the team in 2010. The veteran kicker plans to play well into the decade, but the rest of his prime years will be spent in Oakland as Janikowski is still firmly one of the best kickers in the NFL.
He’s coming off a year where he made 91.2 percent of his field goals, famous for his range Janikowski made all 24 attempts from within 50 yards last year. Janikowski will be dealing with a new holder in 2013 as Shane Lechler decided to leave Oakland for greener pastures in Houston, something Janikowski has been choosing to not talk about. Veteran Chris Kluwe and promising prospect Marquette King are competing for the punter/holder job this August.
Janikowski will make 3.8 million in base salary in 2013.