The Kansas City Chiefs signed an important player to their special teams unit.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that KC has extended the two-year contract of long snapper James Winchester. He will be the highest-paid player in his position with this extension.
Kansas City Chiefs have signed their long snapper, James Winchester, to a two-year contract extension, making him the highest-paid player at his position, his agent @KenSarnoff told espn.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 23, 2021
Winchester has been with Chiefs since 2015, when he signed his first contract with the team.
After a few seasons, KC fell in love with Winchester’s play so offered him a five-year extension that would be just below $1M per season.
He started his NFL career in 2013 with the Philadelphia Eagles before he signed with Chiefs. He was not on the active roster, and he was cut shortly before reaching Kansas City.
Winchester has been in 107 consecutive games since then, and Harrison Butker has become one of the best kickers in football.
On Dec. 5, the Chiefs will continue their mid-season turnaround against the Denver Broncos. This was the ideal time to announce the deal because they have a week off.
The extension will continue until 2023.