Report: Seahawks bring back Steven Hauschka on three-year deal
After playing on a series of one-year deals with Seattle, kicker Steven Hauschka is finally getting a multi-year contract.
The Seahawks and Hauschka have reached a three-year, $9.15 million pact, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. According to Rapoport, Hauschka will receive $3.35 million guaranteed.
Since 2011, Hauschka has connected on 89.1 percent of his regular season field goals for Seattle (82-of-92). He was 33-of-35 on field goals in 2013, and 48-of-94 kickoffs resulted in touchbacks.
The 28-year-old Hauschka was 8-of-8 on field goals in the 2013 postseason. However, he may be most famous for a kick he didn’t attempt. In the NFC title game, he told coach Pete Carroll a 53-yard field goal try was out of his range, given the wind. The Seahawks elected to go for it on fourth down, and quarterback Russell Wilson hit Jermaine Kearse for a 35-yard TD pass to give the Seahawks a lead they would not relinquish in a 23-17 victory. Carroll would praise Hauschka for his honesty, and Hauschka would go on to hit both field goals and all five extra points in Super Bowl XLVIII.