Kicker Jason Myers‘ bounce-back season in 2022 earned him his second Pro Bowl nod in five years.
It also earned him his second big contract with the Seattle Seahawks.
The team announced on Wednesday that it signed Myers, whose contract was set to expire in March, to a new four-year deal that ties him to Seattle through the 2026 season. A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the contract is worth $21.1 million and includes incentives that bring its max value to $22.6 million.
The deal makes Myers, 31, the NFL’s second-highest-paid kicker in the NFL behind Baltimore’s Justin Tucker.
Myers made 34 of 37 field-goal attempts this season, including all six of his tries from at least 50 yards, en route to being named the NFC’s Pro Bowl kicker. He kicked a 32-yard game-winner in overtime against the Rams in Week 18 to keep the Seahawks’ playoff hopes alive, redeeming his earlier miss from 46 yards out that would have won the game at the end of regulation.
Myers also went 41-of-42 on PAT attempts during the regular season and drilled a 56-yard field goal to send the Seahawks into halftime with a lead in their wild-card loss to the 49ers, matching the longest ever kicked at Levi’s Stadium.
“He had another great season,” coach Pete Carroll said earlier this week. “It’s unfortunate that he donked one [in Week 18]. It might distract you from it. But he came right back and kicked it. Look at the kick at the end of the half. What a great play that was for a 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.”
Myers made all 24 of his field goal tries in 2020 but went 17-of-23 last season with three missed PATs.
His new contract crosses off a big item on the Seahawks’ offseason to-do list. Myers was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after playing out the four-year, $15.45 million deal he signed with Seattle in 2019, when he was coming off a Pro Bowl season with the New York Jets. Myers was with the Seahawks during the 2018 offseason but was cut in favor of Sebastian Janikowski before landing with the Jets.
The list of Seahawks who are scheduled to be unrestricted free agents in March also includes long-snappers Carson Tinker and Tyler Ott. Seattle signed Tinker in September after Ott suffered a season-ending shoulder injury.