The Bills solidified the future of their kicking game on Wednesday signing veteran place kicker Stephen Hauschka to a two-year contract extension.
“I’m super excited,” said Hauschka. “We’ve come to love this place. It’s such a great place to work and raise a family. The culture and environment we get to work and play in every single day is amazing. We’re going to turn this thing around and win a bunch of games here and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Hauschka, 34, was entering the final year of the contract he signed with Buffalo in 2017 as a free agent after spending six seasons with the Seattle Seahawks where he won a Super Bowl ring and made almost 89 percent of his attempts.
Last season, Hauschka put together a streak of 17 consecutive field goals, making it the second longest in Bills history (Rian Lindell 18, 2007). He also became the 10th active player in the NFL to reach 1,000 career points after converting a 47-yard attempt against New England last year.
Bills special teams coordinator, Heath Farwell believes Hauschka is poised to be just as consistent for Buffalo going forward.
“He has a history of being a great kicker in this league for a long time,” said Farwell, who was Hauschka’s teammate in Seattle for four seasons. “I love Steve to death. Nobody works harder at their craft than him. He hasn’t lost an ounce of it.”
Over the last two seasons, Hauschka ranks sixth in the NFL in success rate from 50 yards or more for kickers with 10 or more attempts over that span, going 11-16 (68.8%).
He’s also 54-55 on point after attempts in his two seasons with Buffalo.