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GMoney2600
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Wil Lutz’s new Saints contract is worth more than $20M over 5 years
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The New Orleans Saints gave kicker Wil Lutz the largest contract in terms of total value on Wednesday when he signed a five-year, $20.25 million deal.

The new contract includes $9.2 million guaranteed, which ranks second among active kickers, behind only Baltimore’s Justin Tucker at $10.8 million.

Lutz’s average annual salary of $4.05 million ranks fifth among active kickers, though details from Jason Myers’ new deal with the Seahawks are not available yet. Myers was a Pro Bowler with the Jets last season.

Regardless, this is a monster deal for the 24-year-old Lutz, who made 87 percent of his field goals the past three years and had the most accurate full season ever by a Saints kicker.

Here are more details from Lutz’s new deal:

Signing bonus: $5.25 million

Total guarantees: $9.2 million

2019

Base salary: $850,000 (guaranteed)

2020

Base salary: $3.1 million (guaranteed)

Workout bonus: $50,000

2021

Base salary: $3.4 million

Roster bonus: $200,000

Workout bonus: $50,000

2022

Base salary: $3.4 million

Roster bonus: $200,000

Workout bonus: $50,000

2023

Base salary: $3.4 million

Roster bonus: $250,000

Workout bonus: $50,000


CoeJ
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re: Wil Lutz’s new Saints contract is worth more than $20M over 5 years
100% fine with that. Pay the man. I'm so thankful for Big Nutz Lutz.


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JS87
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re: Wil Lutz’s new Saints contract is worth more than $20M over 5 years
I had my doubts about when he first started, but he's turned into a solid kicker in the league.

Those are hard to find and it's been a revolving door before he got here.


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ConcreteThreshold
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re: Wil Lutz’s new Saints contract is worth more than $20M over 5 years
Well deserved. What a nightmare it was trying to find a decent kicker after Hartley lost his groove.


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jkylejohnson
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re: Wil Lutz’s new Saints contract is worth more than $20M over 5 years
Having basically automatic points any time you cross the other team's 40 is so underappreciated at times. Glad we locked this fella down.


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rondo
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re: Wil Lutz’s new Saints contract is worth more than $20M over 5 years
Here comes 5 years of Chad985Boi and a "Lutz is overpaid" schtick


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re: Wil Lutz’s new Saints contract is worth more than $20M over 5 years
This board will turn on him if he misses more than three field goals next year and start saying he's overpaid


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Chad504boy
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re: Wil Lutz’s new Saints contract is worth more than $20M over 5 years
quote:

Here comes 5 years of Chad985Boi and a "Lutz is overpaid" schtick


You haven't been paying attention to my arguments. Part of my argument was that a FG kicker is so much more important than a 2 yard punter difference.


NOLAManBlog
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re: Wil Lutz’s new Saints contract is worth more than $20M over 5 years
All that money. He better not miss one goddamn field goal and extra point


TigerBait2008
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re: Wil Lutz’s new Saints contract is worth more than $20M over 5 years
Which is even a dumber point


RUFshreve
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re: Wil Lutz’s new Saints contract is worth more than $20M over 5 years
No kicker is perfect all the time, but Lutz is as close to automatic as you are gonna find in this league and he's really young. This dude could be our kicker for the next 15-20 years. There's so many missed extra points and FGs these days. Finding a kicker like Lutz is really hard to do, so if you get one, you lock him up at a competitive salary. That's what we did.

Don't be ridiculous and act like he's making Brees money. It was only a few years ago that we had a nee kicker every few months. That was torture.


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Chad504boy
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re: Wil Lutz’s new Saints contract is worth more than $20M over 5 years
i don't have time for your trolling now.


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Cold Drink
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re: Wil Lutz’s new Saints contract is worth more than $20M over 5 years
We wouldn’t have lost the NFC CG if it weren’t for them having the best kicker in the league.


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