The Jets are in the market for a new kicker. Pro Bowler Jason Myers is heading to Seattle on a four year contract.
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
That’s not bad considering the Seahawks cut Myers in August after he lost a preseason kicking battle to Sebastian Janikowski.
Myers moved to the Jets. It seemed like he was a place filler for the end of the preseason until the team found an upgrade. Surprisingly, he kept the job into the regular season. Even more surprisingly he had a stellar season, connecting on 33 of 36 field goal attempts. Impressively he was 6 of 7 on attempts 50 yards or longer.
I am sure letting Myers leave will be unpopular. I understand why you might feel that way, but I can’t fault the Jets for their decision.
Why? Kicker performance wildly fluctuates from year to year. Myers was just an 81% kicker in his career prior to this season with a ghastly 86.4% conversion rate on extra points. Players tend to regress after career years, and quality kickers are always available for cheap...just as Myers was back in August.
Thank you jets fans! I had a hell of a year in New York. I’ll truly cherish my time there and It’ll always hold a special place in my heart. You welcomed me and my family with support and love, and I’ll forever be thankful! pic.twitter.com/OK3meU7DGG— Jason Myers (@JayMy_31) March 13, 2019
The pleasure was all ours, Jason.