KANSAS CITY MO - OCTOBER 31: Kicker Ryan Succop #6 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after making a filed goal in overtime to win the game against the Buffalo Bills on October 31 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
The Kansas City Chiefs have given former Mr. Irrelevant Ryan Succop a five-year contract extension.
Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop has been one of the more reliable members of Kansas City's outfit since being drafted with the final pick of the 2009 NFL Draft, and he's being rewarded for it. The Chiefs signed Succop to a five-year contract extension late Friday, and the contract is worth $14 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Succop, who was taken with the 256th pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, and was that draft's Mr. Irrelevant, has been a pleasant surprise for the Chiefs. He tied the rookie record for field goal percentage (86.2 percent) in 2009, leading all rookies in scoring, and made a field goal in overtime to help the Chiefs defeat the defending Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. (Succop is from Pittsburgh.)
Succop slipped slightly 2010, making only 76.9 percent of his field goals, but hit another overtime game-winner, and recovered from a bad start to the 2011 season by nailing 21 consecutive field goals, helping the Chiefs hand the unbeaten Green Bay Packers their first loss, before having two field goals blocked in Kansas City's Week 16 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
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