The Los Angeles Rams have decided to re-sign Greg Zuerlein to a 3 year contract, according to Gary Klein:
Rams announce they have agreed to terms with K Greg Zuerlein on 3 year contract.— Gary Klein (@LATimesklein) March 14, 2017
Mike Garafolo has some details on the contract extension as well:
Zuerlein's deal averages $2.25m per year, source says.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 14, 2017
Young GZ has been a Ram for 5 years, after Les Snead and Jeff Fisher selected him in the 6th round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Greg has had some good and bad years with the Rams, but ultimately they believed in solving another hole with the kicker they’ve grown accustomed to.
Zuerlein had a bounce back season in 2016 hitting 87% of his field goals, and scoring 100% of his PAT’s. Post 2015, it looked like the Rams would likely move on from Zuerlein after a very bad year in which he only connected on 67% of his field goals, but the Rams took another shot on him with a 1 year deal and it payed off, as Zuerlein had a nice bounce back season.
Zuerlein has always been known to have a cannon of a leg, but hopefully his accuracy continues to improve, and the coaching staff disregards the terrible positions they’ve put him in the past; kicking 60+ yard field goals far too often.