New York Giants Sign Kicker Graham Gano to Three-Year Extension

Graham Gano with Panthers in 2018. Photo by Jacob Kupferman/CSM/REX/Shutterstock

The New York Giants have given their kicker Graham Gano a three-year contract extension worth $14 million.

According to reports, Gano’s contract includes $9.5 million in fully guaranteed money.

The Giants signed the veteran to a one-year deal this offseason to replace kicker Aldrick Rosas, who had troubles with the law and was released by the team.

Gano has been money all season for the Giants, hitting 21 of 22 field-goal attempts, including 20 straight. He has also shown that he still has enough leg power to kick long ones, connecting on four of five attempts from beyond 50 yards this season.

Gano was released by the Carolina Panthers after eight years. He was put on injured reserve after suffering a leg injury during the 2019 season. Before being signed by the Panthers, Gano played his first three seasons in the NFL in Washington.

The 33-year-old player is on pace to have a career year that could even eclipse 2017, the year in which he made 97% of his field-goal attempts and was named to the Pro Bowl.

With the new contract signed, Gano is now the third-highest paid kicker in the league, scheduled to make $4.66 million per year until 2023.