Ed "Pi Double i" Henderson
The Los Angles Rams and Johnny Hekker have agreed on a restructure and contract extension for the four-time pro bowl punter. The terms of the extension are for a one-year $4.25M and will lock the versatile punter though out the 2023 season.
The Rams signed the seven-year veteran in 2012 as an undrafted free agent. Hekker's dominant leg is the 12th man of the Rams defense as he pins team inside of the 10-yard line consistently. At Superbowl LIII, he set a record for the longest punt of 65-yards against the New England Patriots.
Hekker is simply a jack of all trades when it comes to the game of football. He was a quarterback in high school before landing at Oregon State where he focused on punting. Hekker has not only been called upon to punt the football, but has also thrown a touchdown pass, kicked point-after attempts, and even field goals when kicker Greg Zuerlein went down in the 2017 NFL season with a groin injury.
Hekker currently holds a career average of 47-yards per punt during playing in 112 games. He also has a 57.9 completion percentage while completing 11 passes of 19 attempts for 156 yards.
The Rams extension of Hekker is done several days after quarterback Jared Goff signs a record extension that pays him $110M in guarantees. Starting tight end, Tyler Higbee signed a new four-year extension with $31M in guarantees too. Hekker contract extension also comes with General Les Snead and Head Coach Sean McVay both have been extended through the 2023 season as well.