Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott has been named to the Pro Bowl. The announcement came Monday morning per the NFL. Elliott will replace Rams kicker Matt Gay who is unable to participate due to the Super Bowl.
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After a rough 2020 season, Elliott returned resilient. This year he completed 30 of 33 field goals for a 90.9% success rate — ranking 7th-best in the league and setting an Eagles’ franchise record.
Elliott became the first Eagle to win NFL Special Teams Player of the Month honors since 2010. Later than month, after a career-high 16-point game, he was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. This season he was one of four kickers to make all of his kicks from 50+ yards.
The Bengals selected Elliott in the fifth-round of the 2017 NFL Draft. After he was released at the end of training camp, Philadelphia signed him as a free agent. In 2019, Elliott was signed to a five-year contract extension, making him the third-highest paid kicker in the league. The 27-year-old old now has 118 career field goals, trailing David Akers for the most in Eagles’ history. He will remain with the Eagles through 2024.
This will be Elliott’s first Pro Bowl, becoming the first kicker to make the team since Cody Parkey in 2014. He will join center Jason Kelce, cornerback Darius Slay, and defensive tackle Javon Hargrave. Hargrave was also an alternate after Packers’ Kenny Clark became injured.
The Pro Bowl will air Sunday, February 6 in Las Vegas.