6 free-agent kickers the Vikings could sign in 2020

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(Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) Dan Bailey - Minnesota Vikings
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Dan Bailey

Of course, the best option for the Vikings would be to bring back their kicker who had a solid season last year after they found a combination that could regularly get kicks through the uprights after failing several times.

Minnesota drafted a kicker in 2018, traded for a kicker in 2019, and seemed to do everything they could to try to figure out something that worked. In the end, it was Britton Colquitt at holder and Austin Cutting at long snapper that ultimately made things work for the Vikings.

Last season, Bailey hit 93.1 percent of his field goals and 90.9 percent of his extra points. If Minnesota wants to keep going with that kind of success, they should want to bring back both Colquitt and Bailey for at least one more year.

Last season, Bailey had a cap hit of $1 million and he should command about the same price if he returns this year. While this could be a place where the Vikings try to save a few dollars with a different player or a rookie, the small salary cap savings shouldn’t be enough to keep the team from bringing him back as their kicker for 2020.