Chiefs Make Dustin Colquitt NFL’s Highest-Paid Punter

The Kansas City Chiefs locked up one of their most valuable players from 2013 when they agreed to terms with punter Dustin Colquitt on a new five-year contract.

Colquitt’s deal will pay him $18.75 million, including 8.9 million guaranteed, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The contract makes him the highest-paid punter in the NFL on the heels of a Pro Bowl season.

After being selected by the Chiefs in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft, Colquitt has spent his entire career in Kansas City. He’s been one of the few to play under Herm Edwards, Todd Haley, Romeo Crennel and now Andy Reid.

Though he’s had his ups and downs, Colquitt was fantastic in 2012. He averaged a career-best 46.8 yard average and tied a personal best with a 40.8 yard net. Colquitt also set the franchise single-season record for punts inside the 20 with 45.

New special teams coach Dave Toub made no secret after being hired how much he liked what Colquitt brings to the table.

“I like him a lot. I’ve never really had a punter that bombed a ball like this,” Toub said.

Now the two will get to work together next season with Colquitt buying the drinks after practice.

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