Seahawks must bring back kicker Jason Myers
The most shocking thing about Jason Myers missing in regulation against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 18 wasn’t that he may have let the team down and could have meant they didn’t win the game. The most surprising thing was that Myers missed at all. In the 2022 regular season, Myers made 34 of his 37 field goal attempts and 41 of his 42 extra point attempts. He was also 6 of 6 from beyond 50 yards with a long of 56.
Myers made $5 million this year and that isn’t an extraordinary amount for a very good kicker. Myers’ cap hit was fourth of all NFL kickers. If he had the same salary in 2023, Myers’ $5 million would rank 8th in the league. As 12s have come to know over the last decade, quality kickers aren’t easy to find. But Myers has been in Seattle for four years now and needs to stay for at least three more.
Myers also made the Pro Bowl this season. This was the second time he has done so and it should have been three. In 2020, Myers made all 24 of his field goal attempts with a long of 61 yards. Myers isn’t just a one-year wonder; He has been consistently good for most of his eight seasons.
Myers is also an unrestricted free agent and is free to sign anywhere he wants. I am hoping Carroll and others have built up enough rapport with Myers to want him to stick around. The Seahawks will be a young team for a few seasons and that likely means a bunch of close games that a good kicker can win at the end. Myers should be that good kicker for the Seahawks, just as he was in overtime in Week 18 that helped get Seattle to the playoffs.