Number three: Jason Myers, 2019
Jason Myers fixed the kicking woes that the Seahawks have had since former kicker Steven Hauschka left after a down 2016. Seattle then cycled through the not-good Blair Walsh and Sebastian Janikowski and signed Myers in 2019. At times between the second half of 2016 to the beginning of 2019, it seemed like Seattle was afraid to try a field goal when they had a chance.
While Myers missed five of his kicks beyond 40 yards in 2019 (out of 11 attempts), he did not miss within 40 on 17 attempts and missed just four extra-points and extra-points aren’t what they used to be.
But in 2020, Myers was absolutely brilliant. He did not miss a field goal attempt and went 15 for 15 beyond 40 yards. In fact, Myers had more kicks beyond 40 yards (15) compared to inside 40 (9) because Seattle trusted Myers to get them points when in previous years they wouldn’t have. Plus, Myers had a long of 61 yards that would have been good from 65. Most of Myers’s kicks didn’t leave any doubt as they split the uprights evenly.
The one issue Myers might want to fix in 2021 is getting his kickoffs into the opposing endzone more. He only got 57.1 percent of his kickoffs to be touch-backs, by far his career-low. However, at times this seemed intentional as Seattle normally had excellent kickoff coverage.