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Wil Lutz Makes Exciting Announcement for 2022 Season on Instagram

Devon Platana
New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz has made an exciting announcement for the 2022 NFL season on his Instagram page.
New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz has made an exciting announcement for the 2022 NFL season on his Instagram page. / Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Injuries to key players made the 2021 NFL season difficult for the New Orleans Saints, including a core muscle issue that kept starting kicker Wil Lutz out for the entire campaign. Fortunately, the 27-year-old had an exciting announcement for the New Orleans fanbase on Monday.

Lutz took to his Instagram to announce that he's officially been medically cleared for the 2022 season. It was a long 11-month recovery period, but Saints fans are absolutely buzzing knowing that they can expect No. 3 back in the lineup this fall.

Wil Lutz Injury Update

Lutz made sure to take the time to express just how important this news is for him. Lengthy injuries can take a toll on an athlete's health, so it's great seeing the former Georgia State product in good spirits.

"[The injury has] added a whole new perspective and motivation to get back to the top. A lot of work ahead, but I can't wait to be back on the field helping this team win games!!"

Wil Lutz

Kickers can be underappreciated and the Saints learned that the tough way in Lutz's absence. A total of four players took turns handling kickoff and field-goal duties for New Orleans in 2021.

That's not an issue with Lutz being healthy. He made 84.1% of his field goals across the 2019 and 2020 campaigns, which is better than the Saints (83.3%) last year. The former Pro Bowler only missed one of his 107 extra-point attempts over that stretch, compared to New Orleans going 31-of-38 in 2021.

On top of that, Lutz will bring consistency to his team's kickoffs. He's recorded touchbacks on 77.1% of his last 188 attempts, averaging 63.9 yards per kickoff, whereas the Saints sat at 57.8% and 61.8 yards, respectively, last year.

Saints Super Bowl Odds

Any team hoping to win a Super Bowl needs a reliable kicker and the Saints are no different. FanDuel Sportsbook currently has New Orleans available at +4000 (T-No. 17) to win a championship next February.

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