Jacksonville Jaguars K Matthew Wright has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced today.
Wright is the 12th player in franchise history to win AFC Special Teams Player of the Week and the first to do so since 2019.
In the Jaguars’ Week 6 victory against the Dolphins in London, the 25-year-old Wright connected on both of his extra point attempts and all three of his field goal attempts from 40, 54 and 53 yards in his sixth career game.
With 3:40 remaining in the fourth quarter and the Jaguars trailing by three, Wright drilled a career-long, 54-yard field goal to knot the game at 20. Wright followed with a game-winning, 53-yard field goal as time expired to become the first kicker in NFL history to make multiple field goals of 50-plus yards in the last 4 minutes of the fourth quarter in a single game.
In addition, he became the first kicker in franchise history to connect on two-50-plus yard field goals in the fourth quarter of a single game.
Because of Wright’s performance on Sunday, Jacksonville released K Josh Lambo on Tuesday. The 30-year-old Lambo has been with the Jaguars since 2017.