5 free-agent kickers the Vikings should consider signing in 2019

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When the new NFL league year begins in March, who are some of the free-agent kickers that will be available for the Minnesota Vikings to sign?

To say that the kicking game has been a problem for the Minnesota Vikings for the past few seasons would be a pretty big understatement.

Including the playoffs, Vikings kickers have only made 80.3 percent of their field goal attempts since 2014. That’s an average of almost seven missed field goals per season.

Of the 14 kickers that attempted 30 or more field goal tries in 2018, only three of them ended their year with more than six misses. The kickers from the four teams that made this season’s conference championships combined to convert 88.3 percent of their attempted field goals.

Some may not like to admit it, but having a reliable kicking game is normally a pretty big factor in a team achieving success or not.

Minnesota has been able to overcome some of their kicking deficiencies during Mike Zimmer’s tenure as the team’s head coach, but it also likely prevented the team achieving even more success.

With Dan Bailey scheduled to be a free-agent this year, the Vikings may have another new kicker for the 2019 season. If so, it will be Minnesota’s fifth different starting kicker since 2014.

So who are some of the available free-agents this year that could possibly end up being the Vikings’ kicker in 2019?