The New Orleans Saints announced today that they have agreed to terms with K Wil Lutz on a five-year contract. The announcement was made by Saints’ Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis.
Lutz, 5-11, 184, comes off a standout 2018 season where he played in all 16 regular season games and drilled 28-of-30 field goal attempts (93.3%) and 52-of-53 extra point attempts for 136 total points. His field goal percentage ranked fifth in the NFL and his extra point total second. During the season Lutz connected on a club-record 26 consecutive field goal attempts. When he didn’t have an attempt in the regular season finale, he had a streak snapped of 36 consecutive games with a field goal, which ends as the second-longest streak in NFL history. The streak ran from 2016-18. Lutz also had a career-high 64 touchbacks on kickoffs, third in the NFL. In the postseason, he drilled five of six-field goal attempts (83.3%) and four-of-four extra point attempts for 19 total points, also nailing 9-of-11 kickoffs for touchbacks.
In his three-year NFL career, Lutz, who originally entered the NFL signing as an undrafted free agent with Baltimore out of Georgia State in 2016, prior to joining New Orleans at the start of the regular season, has played in 48 regular season games. He has made 87-of-100 career field goal attempts and 148-of-153 extra point attempts for 409 points, while also adding 171 touchbacks. During this period, Lutz’s 87 field goals rank fifth in the NFL, his 148 extra points first, 409 total points third and touchback total second. He ranks fourth in club record books in field goals and extra points and sixth in total points.
***Courtesy Saints Media Relations