Analyzing the Sanders extension
Dolphin Digest|March 2021
Jason Sanders had the best season ever for a Miami Dolphins kicker in 2020, and he was rewarded for it when he was named a first-team All-Pro.
ALAIN POUPART

Later came another reward: a five-year contract extension worth $22 million with $10 million in guarantees, according to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter.

The $10 million guarantees are the second-highest among all NFL kickers behind only the $12.5 million of Baltimore Ravens' Justin Tucker, who has been the best kicker in the NFL over the past several years.

But there was nobody better in 2020 than Sanders, who went 36-for-39 on field-goal attempts, including a remarkable 8-for-9 from 50 yards or beyond. Sanders' 92.3 success rate in 2020 set a franchise record, breaking the record previously shared by Jay Feely and Cody Parkey, who went 21-for-23 in 2007 and 2017, respectively.

Sanders also had the big game-winning 44-yard kick in the remarkable 26-25 come-from-behind victory against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium in Week 16.

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