In what has become a remarkable season for the Philadelphia Eagles, it just became a lot more special. On Wednesday, kicker Jake Elliott was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
That's our kicker, that’s our kicker!
Congrats to @jake_elliott22 on being named NFC Special Teams Player of The Week!#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/atMYDMrgJ3
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) January 11, 2023
During the Eagles’ Week 18 game against the New York Giants, Elliott pulled out a career-high performance with five field goals to help secure the 22-16 win.
JAKE ELLIOTT SECURES PLAYER OF THE WEEK
On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles clinched the NFC East and the No. 1 seed in the league. And, it wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for Jake Elliott.
16 of the Eagles’ 22 points were because of the 27-year-old kicker. Nailing the extra point after running back Boston Scott’s touchdown, Elliott also hit all five of his field goals for a career-high. Two of those field goals were from 50+ yards.
Elliott joined the Eagles in 2017 after he was signed off of the Bengals’ practice squad. He has become one of the best kickers in the league, and has now been honored with Special Teams Player of the Week for the third time.
This season he had the second-best field goal percentage of his career (2021 was his best), making 20 of his 23 field goal attempts. Elliott also set a career-high in extra points made (51), and extra points attempted (53).
No other player has attempted or made more extra points than Elliott this season.
ELLIOTT’S RECOGNITION EARNS NINTH AWARD FOR EAGLES
Jake Elliott’s NFC Player of the Week award marks the ninth time an Eagles player was recognized during the 2022 season.
The Eagles had a Player of the Week in 9 of the 18 weeks this season.
— Brenden Deeg (@BrendenDeeg_) January 11, 2023
Previously winning were quarterback Jalen Hurts (twice), defensive end Brandon Graham (twice), cornerback Darius Slay, linebacker Haason Reddick, cornerback Zech McPhearson, and kicker Cameron Dicker.
Dicker filled in for Elliott after he suffered an ankle injury and missed the win over the Arizona Cardinals. That week was the only game Elliott missed this season.
With the Eagles now entering a bye week, Elliott will prepare for the playoffs against a to-be-determined opponent. In his career, Elliott has played in seven postseason games, making all 11 of his field goals.