Myers has a $1.5 million contract guarantee kicking in Friday, Brady Henderson of ESPN.com reports. Given that the guarantee accounts for 57.7 percent of Myers' $2.6 million base salary, the Seahawks presumably would've cut him before Friday if they didn't intend to keep him as their starting kicker for 2020. The 28-year-old is entering the second season of a four-year, $15.45 million contract, after converting 23 of 28 field-goal attempts (82.1 percent) and 40 of 44 PATs (90.9 percent) in 2019. The Seahawks attempted fewer than 30 field goals each of the past three seasons, in part because they tend to play at a slow pace early in games, and in part because Russell Wilson is so efficient in the red zone.
Myers, who made one of two field goals and both extra-point tries in Sunday's 28-23 playoff loss to the Packers, connected on 23 of 28 field goals and 40 of 44 extra points over 16 regular-season games. Myers was perfect from under 40 yards this season, but he hit just six of 11 tries from beyond. The 28-year-old ranked 17th in the league by hitting 82.0 percent of his field goals, so while his campaign wasn't anything special, it wasn't damaging to the Seahawks or fantasy owners. Myers is under contract for three more seasons, and he'll carry a cap hit of $3.6 million in 2020.
Myers didn't attempt a field goal but connected on all three extra points in Sunday's 26-21 loss to the 49ers. This was the first time Myers didn't try a field goal since Week 3. He'll end the regular season with 23 made field goals on 28 attempts (82 percent), and he made all 17 tries from within 40 yards. Myers has never played an NFL playoff game, so we'll see how he responds to the pressure in Sunday's wild-card game against the Eagles.
Myers made a 51-yard field goal and two extra points in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Cardinals. It was Myers' second field goal made over 50 yards this year, and he's now made 11 straight field goals, although only three of them were from beyond 40 yards. Myers has made 23 of 28 field goals this year (82 percent) and all 17 from under 40.
Myers converted a 30-yard field-goal attempt and three of four extra points in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Panthers. Myers' extra-point miss could've been costly if the Seahawks weren't able to ice the game on the final drive. He's now missed two extra points in as many games, but the 28-year-old has connected on his last nine field-goal attempts, including two kicks over 40 yards. Myers and the Seahawks host Arizona in Week 16.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/21||New England Patriots||2||4.53|
|8||11/01||San Francisco 49ers||3||5.00|
|10||11/15||@Los Angeles Rams||20||7.31|
|13||12/06||New York Giants||26||8.13|
|14||12/13||New York Jets||19||7.25|
|16||12/27||Los Angeles Rams||20||7.31|
|17||01/03||@San Francisco 49ers||3||5.00|