Jack Fox signed a three-year contract with the Detroit Lions on Thursday. The deal is a massive boost for the team, who are currently 1-4 and at the bottom of the NFC North. By extending players like Fox, the Lions will position themselves to be a playoff contender in the future. Establishing a core group of players is essential for success in any sport.
Fox’s impressive punting performance this season has earned him All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors. In addition to that, he is second in the NFL in net punting average and is on pace to break his own franchise record. Fox also has a strong ability to pass and has successfully executed three fake-punt conversion passes this season.
Fox has been a top-five punter in the NFL for the past three seasons and has signed a contract extension with the Lions that makes him the highest-paid punter in the league. His three-year deal is worth up to $11.3 million and includes $7.5 million in guaranteed money. The Lions reportedly did not discuss the financial details of the deal, but multiple media reports estimate that Fox will make an average of $3.775 million per season.
Fox is one of five punters in the NFL to make over $3 million per season. His new deal will keep him with the Lions until the 2026 season. Fox has a record of 47.8 yards per punt and is on track to become a Pro Bowler.