Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reported Wednesday night via Twitter that the Patriots have extended Stephen Gostkowski, after the kicker agreed to a four year contract extension.

According to Rapoport Gostkowski’s deal is¬†roughly $3.5-million per year with a total value of almost $14 million.¬†¬† $5 million of his deal is reportedly guaranteed.

He’s been quite accurate since replacing long-time kicker¬†Adam Vinatieri,¬†hitting 103-of-121 during his career in New England, and so far his 85.1 percent accuracy rate is the highest in Patriots history.¬†¬†It appears New England appreciates what he’s done and is rewarding him accordingly, as Gostkowski was a restricted free agent this offseason and had signed a one-year tender of $1.79 million.¬† Obviously this new deal¬†is quite a raise, and hopefully we’ll get to¬†see four more great years from him.