19 January 2023
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The Seattle Seahawks and kicker Jason Myers have reached an agreement on an extension, the team announced on Wednesday.
According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the contract is worth $21.1 million over the next four years. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the deal also includes incentives worth up to $22.6 million.
Myers is now the NFL’s second-highest-paid kicker, trailing only Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens.
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“We wanted to spend the entire time here,” Myers explained. “We had no intention of leaving, and we adore this organization, its coaching staff, its players, and everything about it. I’m overjoyed to be able to stay for at least four more years, if not more.”
“This team, this group, is so much fun. It’s a lot of fun to be in that locker room from week to week.”
In a statement, General Manager John Schneider said:
“It’s just the beginning of our offseason. We identified Jason as someone we wanted to finish as soon as possible, especially given his year. He’s an important part of our championship culture, and he was as eager as we were to finalize a deal. It’s a first step toward our goal of 2023.”
Myers has spent the last four seasons of his career in Seattle, where he was selected to his second career Pro Bowl after making 34-of-37 field goal attempts and 41-of-42 extra point attempts. He also led the NFL in scoring with 143 points and had a kickoff average of 62.8 yards.
Myers has made 87.5 percent of his field goal attempts and 93.5 percent of his extra point attempts in 66 games over four seasons in Seattle.
Myers spent three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2015 to 2017, and the 2018 season with the New York Jets, where he earned his first-ever Pro Bowl selection.
With Myers secured, the Seahawks will turn their attention to signing quarterback Geno Smith, who will be a free agent this offseason.