Kicker Jason Myers has signed a four-year contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks, the team announced on Wednesday. With his previous contract set to expire in March, his new deal includes incentives that will raise the contract’s value to $22.6 million, making him the NFL’s second-highest-paid kicker.
At 31 years of age, Myers returned to top form in 2022, making 34 of his 37 field goal attempts to earn his second Pro Bowl nod in five seasons as the NFC’s kicker of choice. He has been a vital member of the Seahawks roster this season, kicking a 32-yard game-winner in overtime against the Rams in Week 18 to keep Seattle in the running for a playoff spot.
“Look at the kick at the end of the half. What a great play that was for a kicker,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of his prized kicker. “He had a terrific year. He wants to be here. We want him to be here, so we have to figure it out somehow.”
Had he not signed his contract extension with the team, Myers would have been set to become an unrestricted free agent.