Pro Bowl kicker Myers joining Seahawks

Pro Bowl kicker Jason Myers is leaving the New York Jets and is expected to sign with the Seattle Seahawks, a source tells ESPN’s Dianna Russini.

The deal is for four years and worth $15-16 million dollars according to the source.

Myers enjoyed a storybook season in 2018. It started with him getting cut and it ended up with a trip to the Pro Bowl. He was a bargain for the New York Jets, as he made only $705,000 on a one-year contract.

The Jets claimed Myers on waivers in the preseason after he lost a kicking competition with the Seattle Seahawks, who opted to keep Sebastian Janikowski. The Jets auditioned a few free agents, including the respected Dan Bailey, but they decided to keep Myers.

It was a smart move, as Myers made 33 of 36 field goals, including an NFL-record five of at least 55 yards. All told, he converted six of at least 50 yards, a franchise record. He was the first kicker in Jets history to make the Pro Bowl.

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