Eagles Kicker Named NFL’s Player of the Week
On Wednesday, the NFL announced their selections for players of the week on offense, defense, and special teams for week one of the 2023 season.
In the Eagles' 25-20 victory over the Patriots Sunday, Jake Elliott accounted for 13 of his team's points going a perfect 4-4 on field goal attempts.
Elliott was the only kicker in NFL week one to hit two field goals of 50+ yards in length.
This is Elliott's fourth NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Award. He received the selection previously after week three of the 2017 season, week 11 of the 2021 season, and week 18 of the 2022 season.
Elliott is the Eagles' franchise leader in most career 50+ yard field goals made (21) and he is second all-time in franchise history in total field goals made (142; number one is David Akers with 294).
Since joining the Eagles in 2017, Elliott has been the team's starting place kicker and has been very reliable for the team. He has finished five of his past six seasons in Philadelphia with at least 83% field goals made.