3 players Seattle Seahawks should be grateful for this Thanksgiving

When giving thanks around the Thanksgiving table, don't be afraid to blurt out names of some Seahawks.

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Seahawks should be thankful for kicker Jason Myers

Myers has been the kicker with the Seahawks since 2019. It honestly does not seem that he has been in Seattle that long and that is probably a good thing. Kickers usually get more attention by missing kicks than making them and the fact that we haven't talked about Myers much means he has been making most of his kicks.

Seattle had some dark years in 2016 and 2017 when they had Blair Walsh and Sebastian Janikowski, respectively, as its kicker. These players were signed after the Seahawks let Steven Hauschka go in 2016 so the Seahawks created a kicker problem that had not really existed since 2011 when Hauschka joined the team. Hauschka had started missing some extra points after the attempt got moved back to become a 33-yard field goal, but his field goal tries were still mostly true.

Myers was signed in 2019 after playing for the New York Jets in 2018 and making the Pro Bowl. Myers has since signed an extension with Seattle because he has been so solid. He made the Pro Bowl again in 2022. Myers didn't make the Pro Bowl in 2020 even though he made all 24 of his field goal tries and 49 of his 53 extra point attempts.

Myers got off to a bit of a slow start in 2023 as he made just 3 of his first 6 field goal tries, but in Week 3 and in Week 10, Myers made all five of his attempts in each game. I do realize that Myers is taking some of the blame for the Seahawks Week 11 loss because he missed a 55-yard field goal (you read that correctly - he is being blamed for an easy 55-yard field goal), but he also kept Seattle in the game by making three field goals with a long of 54.