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All eyes now on Saints punter Blake Gillikin

It looks like his time is now.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: NOV 30 Rutgers at Penn State Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Now that the New Orleans Saints have released Thomas Morstead, the question now becomes, for the first time in over a decade: Who will be the Saints punter for the upcoming season?

Blake Gillikin was stashed on the injured reserve all season, so there’s not much to talk about from this year. He will be a member of the New Orleans Saints in 2021 and 2022, and now may finally come off injured reserve. This shows it wasn’t necessarily a bad idea to have a special teamer waiting while COVID is still a thing as well.

Rutgers v Penn State Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

In 2019, playing for Penn Sate, Gillikin had 36/63 punts land inside the 20. Over his career, since 2000, he ranked top 10 in Big Ten punting yards and yards per punt. He also has an absolute BOOT. I, for one, am excited for the future. Lastly, let’s not overlook his wonderful mullet.

Thomas Morstead, in his press conference announcing his retirement, had this to say about the Saints’ possible punter-of-the-future:

But it sounds like Gillikin knows the shoes he’s trying to fill:

Alright, Blake.

All eyes on you now.


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