Seahawks make Jason Myers second-highest-paid kicker with four-year, $21.1 million extension, per report

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The Seattle Seahawks have shifted their focus to the offseason, and they started by signing one of their free agents to a major extension. On Wednesday night, the name a team signed kicker Jason Myers to a contract extension. It is a four-year, $21.1 million contract worth up to $22.6 million with incentives, according to ESPN.

Myers’ new average annual value (AAV) of $5.2 million makes him the second-highest paid kicker in the NFL behind Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens, according to Over The Cap.

Myers went undrafted in 2013 out of Marist, and went on to play with the Jacksonville Jaguars, spending three seasons with them from 2015-17. He bounced back one season for the New York Jets in 2018 after spending that offseason with the Seahawks before being cut. However, Myers found his way back to Seattle in 2019.

Myers is coming off an impressive season, in which he earned his second Pro Bowl nomination of his career. He made 34 of 37 field goal attempts, and 41 of 42 extra points. He finished fifth in field goal percentage (91.9%), and tied for fifth in extra points. Myers finished the regular season with a bang, as he made a 32-yard field goal in overtime against the Los Angeles Rams – capping his 46-yard miss at the end of regulation. As a result of this kick Seattle made the postseason.

Myers also went a perfect 6 of 6 from 50 yards out, and led the league with 143 points scored. Because of his success in 2022, his teammates voted him a placeholder for the players’ All-Pro team. In 120 career games played, Myers has made 85.9 percent of his field goals and 91.2 percent of his extra points.

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