Giants agree to 3-year extension with K Graham Gano
The Giants have signed K Graham Gano to a contract extension through 2023. He's been money for the G-men, connecting on 21-of-22 field goals since signing just prior to the season.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) November 15, 2020
Signed through the 2023 season, the contract is expected to pay the placekicker up to $14 million, with $9.5 million guaranteed. Originally signed by the Baltimore Ravens in 2009 as an undrafted free agent, Gano spent time with the Washington Football Team and Carolina Panthers, before signing with New York prior to the start of the season.
One of the few consistent bright spots for the Giants on offense, Gano has completed 21 of 22 field goal attempts, with his lone miss coming in week two of the season against the Chicago Bears, on a 57-yard attempt. The Florida State alum is also a perfect 13 for 13 on extra points, making him one of only five kickers in the league to remain perfect 10 weeks into the year. In 11 seasons, Gano has a field goal percentage of 82.9, just below the league average of 84.
With his new contract, the Giants’ placekicker will remain the third highest-paid kicker in the league behind the Ravens Justin Tucker, at $5 million annually, and San Francisco’s Robbie Gould, at $4.7 million.
The news of Gano’s new contract came in the aftermath of a rare New York victory Sunday afternoon. In besting the Eagles 27-17, the Giants move to 3-7 on the season, and remarkably remain alive in the divisional race. Gano for his part completed both of his field goal attempts, and all three of his extra-point tries, in helping pace the Giants to the victory.