The Seattle Seahawks made an early exit in this year’s playoffs, losing their first matchup to the San Francisco 49ers, 41-23.
Despite completing their season less than a week ago, the Seahawks agreed to a new contract with one of their veterans who was one of the biggest reasons they made it to the playoffs in the first place.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 19, 2023
It isn’t often that kickers receive a multi-year contract.
The Seahawks must believe in Jason Myers to be their kicking answer long-term, as their contract with him is for $21 million over four years.
This makes Myers the second-highest-paid kicker in the league behind Justin Tucker, who is making just over $6 million per year.
Myers is a seven-year NFL veteran, suiting up for the Jacksonville Jaguars to begin his career, had a one-year stint on the New York Jets, and has kicked for the Seahawks for the past four seasons.
Being that Myers is one of the league’s best kickers and that he is well-liked within the locker room, and in the organization as a whole, the Seahawks saw an opportunity to extend them, and they certainly took it.
Having a sure-footed kicker is imperative to success in the NFL.
Look at the Dallas Cowboys, for example.
Although they ended up winning on Monday night, kicker Brett Maher missed four of five extra-point attempts against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
To put this into perspective, Myers missed just one extra point this entire season, and only missed three field goals in general.