Bailey will leave for a bigger payday
While most of the headlines have been dominated by the Vikings wanting to shore up their offense and what they might lose on defense, special teams will also have a big impact on free agency.
After retaining Dan Bailey last offseason, the 32-year-old returned to his old self in 2019. Bailey knocked down 93.1 percent of his field-goal attempts and entrenched himself as one of the top kickers in this year’s free-agent market.
With Mason Crosby getting a three-year, $12.9 million deal from the Packers earlier this offseason, it appears Bailey will be looking to get something similar. That might not be feasible for the Vikings and it may require them to look for a cheaper alternative.
If there’s good news, it might be in the form of Colquitt, who according to the Pioneer Press’ Chris Tomasson, is close to inking a new three-year deal. Should that happen, Minnesota will need to figure out what to do with Bailey and who could replace him to keep things afloat.