The 2012 NFL season is right around the corner.
Finally! I’ve been waiting to type those words for months now!
As it quickly approaches it is time for Jacksonville to tie up any loose ends still lingering from the off-season.
First order on the agenda… Well maybe not the first priority, but it was on the top of list… Signing Josh Scobee.
It is no secret in Jacksonville that Scobee & the franchise were having some issues coming to an agreement that worked for both parties. However, the struggled ended today in a four year deal.
According to Tania Ganguli’s blog on the Florida Times-Union:
Scobee’s deal is worth $13.8 million, or $3.45 million per year. His deal includes $4.75 million in total guarantees which includes a $3.75 million signing bonus and $1 million first-year guaranteed salary.
The numbers make him the second-highest paid kicker in the NFL on a multi-year deal. His 2012 salary is the third-highest in the league after Sebastian Janikowski ($4 million) and Phil Dawson ($3.81 million for his franchise tag).
It shouldn’t be a surprise to Jaguars fans that the deal was finally reached. Scobee has made it clear he wanted to stay in Jacksonville for the remainder of his career. Not to mention that the franchise would be crazy to let him slip away.
Sure, you may look at it like Scobee is “just” a kicker, but fans in Jacksonville know he is so much more than that. I mean he did account for 40% of the teams points in 2011.
In other news… my season tickets arrived in the mail today! Way to turn this rainy Monday in to the BEST.DAY.EVER!