KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 30: Nick Novak #9 of the San Diego Chargers celebrates after kicking a 47-yard field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs during the game at Arrowhead Stadium on September 30, 2012 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Nick Novak and the Chargers agreed to a contract today that will keep the San Diego native here another four years.
“I look forward to working with (Special Teams) Coach (Kevin) Spencer,” Novak said. “He’s spent 30-plus years in the game and has a wealth of knowledge. He’s very good at what he does so I’m excited to work with him on a daily basis.”
Novak has been in and out of the blue and gold for the last several seasons. During 2011 he competed for and lost the starting job to incumbent Nate Kaeding, now a Miami Dolphin.
During the 2012 season Novak was 18 of 20, both field goals he missed were past 50 yards.
Amid the free agency frenzy, one thing Chargers fans can have confidence in is their special teams. The team also resigned long-snapper Mike Windt.
Special teams ranked 12th in the league last year and with those three here for the foreseeable future, special teams coach Kevin Spencer has put himself in a great position to continue getting better.