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Contract details for Jets punter Thomas Morstead

The Jets wanted to make sure they kept their star punter Thomas Morstead around for a little while longer. They did just that by giving Morstead a two-year contract worth $5.1 million.

The deal includes $2.21 million guaranteed with a $1 million signing bonus. Morstead also has $340,000 ($20,000 per game) in per-game roster bonuses for 2024 and $425,000 ($25,000 per game) for 2025.

Morsteads cap hit for 2024 will be $2.05 million and $3.05 million in 2025.

Morstead’s average of $2.55 million per year ranks 11th among punters, per Spotrac.

Morstead is coming off one of the best seasons of his career. He averaged 48.8 yards per punt on an incredible 99 punts last season. His 36 punts inside the 20 were a career high.

The Jets did well to keep their special teams aces around for another year between Morstead and kicker Greg Zuerlein.

Story originally appeared on Jets Wire