Younghoe Koo – K (Atlanta Legends)
The Vikings surprisingly brought back a kicker who made 75 percent of his field goals a season ago. That seemed odd until Dan Bailey‘s contract details were revealed. He basically got a $250K deal with incentives that could push it up to a cool million. That is basically peanuts when it comes to an NFL salary.
Bailey’s deal screams that competition will be brought in. It’s highly unlikely the team would draft or even bring in an undrafted rookie after what they went through a season ago with young Daniel Carlson. So it makes a ton of sense for Minnesota to go the AAF route with a guy who has been in the league before.
Younghoe Koo used to kick back when the Los Angeles Chargers were known as the San Diego Chargers and he struggled. Koo was 3-for-6 on his kicks before being cut. Fortunately for Koo, he found his swagger in the AAF.
Koo was perfect on field goals for the Atlanta Legends. He hit all 14 attempts, and while pundits may point out that his long was only from 38, he did make some high-pressure kicks that determined the outcome of games.
He’s a guy who has redeemed himself and earned another shot in the NFL. It would make sense for the Vikings, and for Koo, if that chance was in Minnesota.
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