Johnny Hekker, the Los Angeles Rams all world punter, has agreed to an extension in LA.
Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker has agreed to a two-year extension in LA, keeping a fan favorite in the City of Angels for six seasons.
Hekker, who is hands down the best punter in the National Football League, a favorite of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, and maybe the best player in Los Angeles next to defensive tackle Aaron Donald, has agreed on a two-year extension for an extra $9.6 million from the Rams,
The punter from Oregon State, is now set to be in Los Angeles for the next half dozen years, making a cool $21 million, $10 million of which is guaranteed.
Hekker ranked sixth in average yards per punt (47.8), and totaled more yards than any other punter in the league with 4,680 last season.
The news comes on the heels of Donald ending his holdout on Saturday. The Pro Bowl tackle and the Rams are still working out an agreement. Also on Monday, the team agreed to a new deal with defensive lineman Ethan Westbrooks through the 2018 season.
As for Hekker, Los Angeles will continue to field one of the best special team units in the National Football League. Something that will serve the Rams, Jared Goff, and new head coach Sean McVay well in 2017.