Jason Myers is playing on another level.
In the Seahawks Week 15 victory over the Washington Football Team, Myers helped his team get off to a 3-0 start on their first possession when he kicked in a 43-yard field goal. That field goal tied Olindo Mare’s franchise record of 30 consecutive field goals made.
But the 29-year-old placekicker was far from finished. In the second quarter, Myers lined up on the 40-yard line and kicked another one through to lift Seattle to 6-0 over the WFT, his 31st consecutive field goal.
Myers said he was aware of the extraordinary mark but wasn’t trying to think about it on Sunday.
“It’s kind of cliché, but my mindset’s one for one. I write it on my wrist every day,” Myers said following Sunday’s win. “You just keep doing that, kick after kick and you hope in the long run, they all add up.”
Myers now holds the active franchise record of 31 consecutive field goal makes. His streak dates back to Week 10 of the 2019 season against the San Francisco 49ers. One of those kicks came from 61-yards out vs. the Rams last month, the longest field goal in franchise history.
The six-year pro attributes his success in Seattle to his teammates and putting in extra work training during the offseason.
“Ott and Dickson and the guys up front do a tremendous job,” Myers said. “I know there’s a lot of kickers that would love to have the operation we have. Great snaps all day, great holds all season, last few years. A little shout out to those guys. But I put in the work in the offseason. As a kicker, a lot of people don’t think you work hard in the offseason. I work hard in the gym, I work hard in the field, and that’s when I like to put my work in and see it come to fruition this time of year.”
The play of Seattle’s special teams’ unit often flies under the radar, but Myers, Dickson and Ott have been invaluable to the Seahawks success. While there have been inevitable ebbs and flows for the offense and defense this season, special teams has been executing consistently and quietly, and is worthy of the utmost praise.
“That’s one of our goals for the season and every week is to be able to put a positive impact on the game in whatever we do,” Myers said. “We’re just trying to be that third phase for the team and come through.”