The Buffalo Bills would like to ensure that they have reliable weapons in all three phases of the game.
The same goes on defense after signing two-time Super Bowl winner Von Miller to a six-year deal.
But the Bills did not stop there with their latest roster move, as shared by NFL Network insider Mike Garafolo.
The #Bills released P Matt Haack. Matt Araiza, the “Punt God,” wins the job.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 22, 2022
Last season, Haack ranked 25th in average yards per punt at 42.9.
He had 18 punts inside the 20-yard line, seven touchbacks, and 11 fair catches.
This time, Araiza will have a chance to prove that the hype is real.
Last year, the former San Diego State standout became a First-Team All-Mountain West Conference and MWC Special Teams Player of the Year.
Araiza also became a Unanimous All-American and Ray Guy Award recipient in 2021.
The Bills selected him in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft, 179 spots after top overall selection Travon Walker.
All Hail The Record-Setting Punt God
In a recent interview with Yahoo, Araiza revealed that he doesn’t necessarily like his moniker.
However, he sees it as a huge compliment and a responsibility.
Now that he is with the Bills, he must make sure to not mess up the team’s lofty goals.
For the past two seasons, the Bills have fallen short of a Super Bowl stint.
This time, they hope that Araiza will make a difference.
One way he could do so is to continue his record-setting ways from college.
He finished the 2021 season with an average of 51.19 yards per punt, breaking the record set by Braden Mann in 2018 (50.9).