Ahead of the 2018 season, veteran Sebastian Janikowski beat out Jason Myers in the competition to replace Blair Walsh as the Seattle Seahawks’ kicker. Janikowski was much maligned throughout the 2018 season, struggling with accuracy and eventually, injuries.
Meanwhile Myers landed in New York and had a great season with the Jets, being named to the Pro Bowl after going 33/36 on field goals—including 6/7 from 50 and beyond—and 30/33 on extra points in 2018.
Now, Myers will return to Seattle, per Field Yates of ESPN:
Pro Bowl kicker Jason Myers intends to sign with the Seahawks, per league source. He returns to Seattle, who has its new standout kicker.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 13, 2019
Myers will come at a cost considerably higher than the $705,000 he was set to earn on the Seahawks last year. Per ESPN’s Dianna Russini, Myers and Seattle agreed to a four year deal between $15-$16M total.
The Seahawks are expected to sign kicker Jason Myers on a 4 year deal worth 15-16 million dollars per source.— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 13, 2019
After two years of turbulent performances at kicker, following Steven Hauschka’s departure, it’ll be a price worth paying.
Earlier this offseason, the Seahawks added former L.A. Ram Sam Ficken to compete for the position, but with Myers arriving on a big deal, that competition is over.