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Seahawks re-sign Myers to four-year deal

The Seahawks aren’t letting Jason Myers reach free agency. They’ve signed him to a new contract that makes him the 2nd-highest paid kicker in the league.

Per reports, Myers signed a four-year contract worth $21.1 million, with incentives that could push it to $22.6 million. Among kickers, that makes him No. 2 among kickers, behind only Justin Tucker.

That’s a nice turnaround for a player who was released by Jacksonville during the 2017 season. Since that time, he’s converted over 91 percent of his field goals in three of five seasons.

Myers hit only 17 of 23 field goals in 2021, but he’s been a Pro Bowl type kicker in his last two other seasons. He hit all 24 of his field goals in 2020, and he went 34 of 37 in the just-completed season.

Myers has been particularly good on long-range kicks. He’s converted 29 of his 43 career attempts from 50-plus, including a 61-yarder. He connected on all 7 of his 50-yard attempts in the 2022 season, including a 56-yarder to give Seattle a 17-16 halftime lead in its playoff loss at San Francisco.

Over the past three years, Myers has been good on 85 percent of his field goal attempts from 50-plus – 3rd-best among kickers with at least 10 such attempts. In general, looks like he’ll be one of the league’s 10 best kickers over the next few years.

50-YARD FIELD GOALS (last 3 years)
Daniel Carlson212487.5%
Evan McPherson141687.5%
Jason Myers111384.6%
Chris Boswell161984.2%
Graham Gano202580.0%
Matt Gay121580.0%
Younghoe Koo192479.2%
Chase McLaughlin141877.8%
Ka'imi Fairbairn141877.8%
Brett Maher91275.0%
Justin Tucker182572.0%
Jake Elliott101471.4%
Harrison Butker142070.0%
Robbie Gould71070.0%
Matt Prater182669.2%
Nick Folk111668.8%
Mason Crosby81266.7%
Brandon McManus233762.2%
Tyler Bass81361.5%
Cairo Santos61060.0%
Greg Joseph111957.9%
Jason Sanders122157.1%
Joey Slye91656.3%
Greg Zuerlein112544.0%
Michael Badgley41040.0%
Ryan Succop31030.0%

—Ian Allan

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