Shortly after signing Rick Lovato to a new deal, it was assumed that kicker Jake Elliott would be next in line. That would ultimately be the case, with the now-franchise kicker signing a five-year extension with the Eagles on Wednesday afternoon.
Elliott has kicked all 14 field goal attempts through the upright this year, missing two extra point attempts in the process.
He has been the Eagles kicker since September 2017, where the undrafted rookie was signed off of Cincinnati’s practice squad. It didn’t take him long to make an impact, either. With the game on the line, Elliott drilled a 61-yard field goal to send the Eagles to a win over the Giants, as well as setting a new franchise-record.
That’s not the only record he owns, however. Since joining the team, Elliott has performed consistently well and now holds the team record for most field goals of 50-plus yards (5) and notably, made the two longest field goals in a Super Bowl by a rookie.
Elliott has interestingly kicked and converted (26/31) the exact same amount of field goals in both seasons with the Eagles, but he had two more game-winners to his name last season. He also recorded a season-high 12 points in the huge win over the Rams.
After David Akers, the Eagles struggled to find a reliable kicker to punch the ball through the uprights, but those concerns can now be laid to rest. Elliott has been nothing but consistent since being poached from the Bengals squad and has absolutely earned the right to call the City of Brotherly Love his home through 2024.
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