Most players would be greedy when it comes to records being broken, but Jason Elam was ecstatic for Matt Prater who broke his record long 63 yard field goal a few weeks ago.
“I’ve been asked if I’m disappointed,” Elam said Monday from his Alaska home. “The way I look at it is I got to hold that thing or co-hold it for 15 years, and as a fan it’s like the Olympics. As a fan watching the Olympics, you want to see that record broken. You’re cheering him on.
“I know what it meant to me. I know how much fun it was for me especially back in ’98. I’m excited for Matt that he gets to experience it. It’s all his now.”
Jason Elam is a class act and it is awesome that he gave Prater some words of encouragement.