6 free-agent kickers the Vikings could sign in 2020

(Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) Greg Zuerlein
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PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 22: Kai Forbath #3 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 22, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Kai Forbath

First off, there might have to be some bridges repaired if a reunion between Kai Forbath and the Vikings is to happen for the 2020 season. The purple and gold decided to draft a kicker in 2018 to replace Forbath, which resulted in Daniel Carlson making a brief stop with the team.

Since then, Forbath has played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Dallas Cowboys, and New England Patriots, bouncing around the NFL to fill in whenever a team needs help. His performance has made him a candidate for a full-time gig with a team once again and one opportunity could be with Minnesota.

Last season, Forbath was absolutely perfect on field goals, hitting all 11 of his attempts including a 50-yard boot. His only miss came on an extra point, which he made 11 of his 12 tries last year. However, even that ratio is something that shouldn’t be concerning.

Another bonus for the Vikings is that signing Forbath would likely be among the most inexpensive options in free agency this offseason. The money saved from this signing would be great for Minnesota’s salary cap. But can both sides mend their relationship well enough to make a deal work?