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Jason Myers (born May 12, 1991) is an American football placekicker for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Marist.[1]

Jason Myers
No. 5 – Seattle Seahawks
Position:Placekicker
Personal information
Born: (1991-05-12) May 12, 1991 (age 28)
Chula Vista, California
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school:Mater Dei Catholic
(Chula Vista, California)
College:Marist
Undrafted:2013
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 7, 2019
Field goals:105
Field goal attempts:126
Field goal %:83.3%
Long field goal:58
Touchbacks:229
Player stats at NFL.com

Professional careerEdit

Arena Football LeagueEdit

In the 2014 season, Myers spent time on the Arizona Rattlers and the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League.[2]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On March 3, 2015, Myers signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.[2]

On August 31, 2015, the Jaguars announced that Myers had earned the placekicker role on the team, after Josh Scobee was traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers.[3]

In the 2016 season, Myers led the league with the most field goal attempts above 50 yards with 12, and most made with seven.

On October 17, 2017, Myers was released by the Jaguars after missing three long fields goals including two 54 yarders in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams.[4]

Seattle SeahawksEdit

On January 3, 2018, Myers signed a contract with the Seattle Seahawks.[5] On August 20, 2018, he was released by the Seahawks after losing the starting kicking job to veteran Sebastian Janikowski.[6]

New York JetsEdit

On August 21, 2018, Myers was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets.[7] He became the Jets' starting kicker after Taylor Bertolet was waived after the preseason.[8] On October 14, 2018, Myers broke the Jets' franchise record for field goals with seven against the Indianapolis Colts as the Jets won 42–34.[9] His performance that game earned Myers the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.[10] Myers was named to the AFC Pro Bowl roster for his performance during the 2018 NFL season.[11]

Seattle Seahawks (second stint)Edit

On March 14, 2019, Myers signed a four-year, $15.45 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks.[12]

On November 3, 2019, Myers missed 2 field goals against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, including a potential game-winning kick at the end of regulation. Nevertheless, the Seahawks would go on to win in overtime, 40-34.

The next week, on November 11, 2019, in a Monday Night Football matchup, Myers connected on both of his field goal attempts, including the game-winning 42-yard kick in overtime, to lift the Seahawks over the San Francisco 49ers 27-24.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Marist Players/Alumni". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Strum, Phil (March 3, 2015). "NFL Jaguars sign former Marist kicker Myers". PoughkeepsieJournal.com.
  3. ^ "Jaguars GM: Scobee trade 'toughest decision we've had to make'". FoxSports.com. August 31, 2015. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  4. ^ Oehser, John (October 17, 2017). "Jaguars sign K Lambo, release K Myers". Jaguars.com.
  5. ^ Boyle, John (January 3, 2018). "Seahawks Sign K Jason Myers & FB Jalston Fowler To Future Contracts". Seahawks.com.
  6. ^ Boyle, John (August 20, 2018). "Seahawks Waive Kicker Jason Myers, Sign CB Elijah Battle And WR Marvin Bracy". Seahawks.com.
  7. ^ Lange, Randy (August 21, 2018). "Jets Acquire K Jason Myers on Waivers from Seahawks". NewYorkJets.com.
  8. ^ Lange, Randy (September 1, 2018). "Final Cutdown: Jets Reach 53-Player Active Roster". www.newyorkjets.com. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  9. ^ Waszak Jr., Dennis (October 14, 2018). "Myers kicks Jets-record 7 FGs in 42-34 win over Colts". AP News. Retrieved October 14, 2018. Jason Myers kicked a franchise-record seven field goals...
  10. ^ Lam, Quang M. (October 17, 2018). "Albert Wilson, Todd Gurley among Players of Week". NFL.com.
  11. ^ "Jason Myers Will Be First Kicker to Represent the Jets at the Pro Bowl". www.newyorkjets.com. Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  12. ^ Boyle, John (March 14, 2019). "Seahawks Sign Pro Bowl Kicker Jason Myers". Seahawks.com.

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