— Thomas Morstead (@thomasmorstead) April 18, 2022
It’s great to see Thomas Morstead doing well. The longtime New Orleans Saints punter made sure to prepare Blake Gillikin to replace him before moving on in his own NFL career, impressing with the New York Jets before an unfortunate turn with the Atlanta Falcons. But Morstead is now onto his next team, and he’s wearing a new jersey number with the Miami Dolphins.
And it sure looks better than that red and black outfit he had to wear with Atlanta. Morstead has chosen No. 4 (which he also used in a few games with the Jets), and it’s a fine choice in Dolphins orange and aqua. Certainly better than the No. 19 the Falcons had him wearing. Maybe Miami brings in a rookie punter, but right now the job is Morstead’s to lose — he’s the only punter on their roster.
Morstead rocked No. 6 for a decade in New Orleans, and it’s a safe bet that he’ll return to retire in black and gold when it’s all said and done (he’s still involved in the community, and recently represented Team Gleason in running the Crescent City Classic 10K with his wife). He’s one of several Saints standouts now playing for Miami, joining good company with Terron Armstead (still in No. 72), Teddy Bridgewater (No. 5), and 2013 Saints draft pick John Jenkins (No. 77).