Jason Myers was literally perfect on field goal attempts in 2020 and this year he is 32nd in field goal percentage in the NFL. Next year he could be owed $5 million. Only four kickers in the NFL would make more and not by much.
I don’t think Myers has suddenly become a bad kicker. But he does have a history of being inconsistent in his career. In 2015 for the Jaguars, he made 86.7 percent of his kicks but by 2017 that number was 73.3 percent then he made the Pro Bowl in 2018 after making 33 of 36 and going 6 of 7 beyond 50 yards.
Myers joined Seattle in 2019 and fixed a problem Seattle had had for a few years which was not-good production at kicker. He still wasn’t great but he was 23 of 28 and this was better than 12s had come to expect from their kickers. Then 2020 happened and Myers was 24 for 24 with a long of 61 yards.
This year, however, Myers has regressed and is just 11 of 17 of kicks beyond 30 yards. That’s not good. Plus, NFL kickers make their bones in making kicks beyond 40 yards and Myers is just 4 of 8 in those kinds of kicks.
Seattle could cut Myers after 2021 and his dead cap would only be $1 million. The Seahawks would save $4 million. That could go towards another kicker, or some of it could and the rest towards partly paying a good offensive lineman.