The Seattle Seahawks have agreed to terms with kicker Steven Hauschka. Terms of the contract were not available.
Re-signings like this are usually met with yawns around the league, but this could be one of the biggest moves the Seahawks make all season.
Imagine it’s the Super Bowl and the Seahawks have enough time for one last play and it is Hauschka attempting a 47-yard field goal to win the game. In situations like that, the field goal kicker goes from a yawn of a roster spot to the focal point of an entire franchise. Just ask former Buffalo Bills kicker Scott Norwood what an important attempt like this can do for your professional legacy and affect the psyche of a fan base.
When you are a good team playing in the playoffs, there are many times the game comes down to one kick. Last year the Seahawks couldn’t hold a late 28-27 lead over the Atlanta Falcons and lost on one final kick against them. This upcoming season of high expectations could easily come down to a last kick again; This time it may be Hauschka attempting it to tie or win a game that could prevent them competing in a Super Bowl or winning it.
While the re-signing of Hauschka may not be earth shattering news right now, it could be if he finds himself in a situation like Norwood did. Hopefully, Hauschka has better luck than Norwood did.