Chris Boswell gets the money and Jose Quintana gets traded
The Steelers are keeping one of their most reliable players and the Pirates send away one of theirs
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed somebody to a significant contract extension on Monday, but it was not wide receiver Diontae Johnson.
Less than 24 hours before the Major League Baseball Trade Deadline the Pittsburgh Piratess sent Joses Quintana to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Chris Boswell gets the money
If you were to put together a list of the most reliable Pittsburgh Steelers over the past four years you would probably start with outside linebacker T.J. Watt and defensive lineman Cam Heyward.
Right there with them would be kicker Chris Boswell.
The Steelers reportedly rewarded Boswell on Monday with a four-year contract extension worth $20 million, putting him on the same pay scale as Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker.
It is a bold move for a kicker, but if you are going to make that sort of move you could do a lot worse than Boswell.
Other than Tucker (who might legitimately be the greatest kicker of all time) Boswell has been the best kicker in the league since joining the Steelers. He is consistently above 90 percent on field goals, has only missed six field goals the past three years combined, is over 80 percent in his career on kicks longer than 50 yards, and has been absolute money with games on the line in the fourth quarter and in overtime.
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