Seabass is now a Seahawk. Sebastian Janikowski is headed to Seattle. The former 18-year Raiders kicker is joining the Seattle Seahawks, the team announced Friday. It is a one-year deal according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Janikowski didn’t play last season, recovering from a back injury. Now 40 years old, the former Raider first round pick was not re-signed by the team, though he made it clear he intended on continuing his NFL career.
The man dubbed “The Polish Cannon” converted 80% of his field goal attempts in 17 NFL seasons, including converting on 55% of his attempts from 50 yards or longer.
He set many NFL and Raiders franchise records in his time in Oakland, including the NFL record for field goals made of 50+ yards (55), a then NFL record 63-yard field goal (now second), longest ever overtime field goal in NFL history (57 yards), and the most 50+ yard field goals in a single game (3). He is also the Raiders’ all-time leading scorer.