The Rams drafted Greg Zuerlein in 2012 and for his first three years things seemed to be going well. He started off red hot as a rookie, and improved his field goal percentage to 92.9% in his third year in the league.
Things changed in 2015 as Zuerlein struggled mightily; only hitting 66.7% of his field goal tries. Those misses were particularly troubling, considering the Rams absolute ineptitude on offense. It stung even more-so as a number of close losses had a missed field goal as the deciding factor.
It appeared the Rams might be in the market for a new kicker, as free agency came and went with Zuerlein unsigned.
That however, changed today:
Rams have agreed to terms with free agent K Greg Zuerlein.— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) April 15, 2016
1-year deal. https://t.co/UD4J4Zd9Vy— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 15, 2016
It's not exactly a surprising move, given the Rams limited draft capital after the monster move they made yesterday and Zuerlein's performance in 2015.
Hopefully Zuerlein can make it pay off.
(UPDATED by 3k, April 27, 9:25am)
This is the first time I've seen contract terms reported:
Greg Zuerlein Rams deal: $1.25M, $400K signing bonus, $850K salary, $250K of it gtd, up to $2.05M incentive for FG pct, 50-yard FGs— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 27, 2016