Jason Myers

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Jason Myers
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Myers with the Seattle Seahawks in 2021
No. 5 – Seattle Seahawks
Position:Placekicker
Personal information
Born: (1991-05-12) May 12, 1991 (age 31)
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 3, 2022
Field goals:165
Field goal attempts:194
Field goal %:85.1
Long field goal:61
Touchbacks:352
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

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]

Professional career[edit]

Arena Football League[edit]

In the 2014 season, Myers spent time on the San Jose SaberCats. He was signed by the Arizona Rattlers during the 2015 off-season.[2]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

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 field goals including two 54-yard attempts in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams.[4]

Seattle Seahawks[edit]

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 Jets[edit]

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 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 two 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.[13] 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 with no time left on the clock, to lift the Seahawks over the San Francisco 49ers 27–24 and move their record to 8–2 on the season.[14] In the 2019 season, Myers converted 40 of 44 extra point attempts and 23 of 28 field goal attempts.[15]

On November 15, 2020, in a week 10 game against the Los Angeles Rams, Myers hit a career long and Seahawks franchise record long 61 yard field goal as time expired in the first half.[16] On December 20, 2020, in a week 15 game against the Washington Football Team, Myers kicked his 31st consecutive successful field goal, breaking the previous Seahawks record, held by Olindo Mare.[17] He would finish the season a perfect 24 of 24 on field goal attempts, and 49 for 53 extra point attempts.[18]

Myers' consecutive field goal streak would reach 37 straight field goals, the 4th longest streak in NFL history.[19] On September 26, 2021, against the Minnesota Vikings, the streak ended as a 44 yard field goal attempt missed wide left.[20] After missing 4 of his first ten field goals in the season, Myers would end the season by making 11 of his last 13 attempts. In total, Myers made 17 of his 23 field goal attempts and 44 of his 47 extra point attempts during the 2021 season.[21]

References[edit]

  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. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  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. Archived from the original on December 14, 2017.
  5. ^ Boyle, John (January 3, 2018). "Seahawks Sign K Jason Myers & FB Jalston Fowler To Future Contracts". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on March 11, 2018.
  6. ^ Boyle, John (August 20, 2018). "Seahawks Waive Kicker Jason Myers, Sign CB Elijah Battle And WR Marvin Bracy". Seahawks.com. Archived from the original on April 7, 2020. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  7. ^ Lange, Randy (August 21, 2018). "Jets Acquire K Jason Myers on Waivers from Seahawks". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  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. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  11. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (December 18, 2018). "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. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  13. ^ "Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks - November 3rd, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  14. ^ "Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers - November 11th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  15. ^ "Jason Myers 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved September 30, 2020.
  16. ^ Matthews, Liz (November 15, 2020). "Kicker Jason Myers sets Seahawks record with 61-yard field goal". USA Today Sports. Retrieved November 15, 2020.
  17. ^ "Instant Lookback: Jason Myers Breaks Consecutive Field Goal Record". www.seahawks.com. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
  18. ^ "Jason Myers 2020 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 27, 2022.
  19. ^ @seahawksPR (September 26, 2021). "That was @Seahawks K Jason Myers first miss after converting 37 consecutive field goals, the fourth-longest streak in NFL history" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  20. ^ "Jason Myers' consecutive FG streak ends at 37 with 44-yard miss". NFL.com. Retrieved January 31, 2022.
  21. ^ "Jason Myers Stats, News, Bio". ESPN. Retrieved January 31, 2022.

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