The Minnesota Vikings need to find a punter for the 2019 NFL season and free agency might be a good place to look for the team’s next man for the job.
When an NFL season ends, there is a lot of work for a team like the Minnesota Vikings to do. Tough decisions are made based on personnel, salary, team needs, player performances, the coaching staff, and much more must be made for the next season.
Many needs have been easily identified. Help is needed on the offensive line and the coaching staff needed a bit of an overhaul, but one situation that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention is the punter.
The Vikings put in a claim on Matt Wile when he was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers and made him their new punter. Now, he’s an exclusive rights free agent, meaning he can seek offers from other teams and give Minnesota an option to match. If they decline, they will earn a draft pick.
With Matt Wile not guaranteed to return to the Vikings, the team will need to be seeking some other options. Here are five punters which Minnesota should have their eye on in case they decide not to bring back Wile.