Jake Elliott is NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 12, according to an official announcement from the NFL.
It wasn’t hard to see this award coming.
Elliott also made all four of his extra point kicks to account for seven of the Eagles’ 37 points in a three-point win.
After previously taking home NFC STPOTW in Week 1 and Week 4, Elliott has now won this award three times in 2023 and six times in his career. He’s the first player to win three STPOTW awards in one season since Las Vegas Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson did it in 2021. Carlson earned second-team All-Pro honors that year.
With all due respect to David Akers, there’s no question that Elliott has emerged as the Eagles’ best and most clutch kicker in franchise history. And with Justin Tucker having a down year, it’s fair to wonder if Elliott has overtaken his mantle as the best kicker currently playing in the NFL. Pro Football Focus has Elliott as the league’s highest-graded field goal kicker.
Elliott has played no small part in the Eagles going 10-1 in their first 11 games. And he might not be done making huge kicks for them this season.