3 kickers the Vikings should try to trade for in 2021

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Which kickers should the Minnesota Vikings attempt to acquire next year?

At this point, anyone who has followed the Minnesota Vikings for the last two decades shouldn’t be surprised that the team’s kicking game is struggling, once again, this season.

Once the NFL’s most accurate kicker ever, Dan Bailey has missed a total of seven kicks in the Vikings’ last two games. This has caused Minnesota to start thinking of other available kickers who could potentially replace Bailey on the roster sooner than later.

The Vikings have brought in a pair of kickers to try out for the team this week, but the chances still seem pretty low that Minnesota will be parting ways with Bailey before the end of the current season.

Things would probably have to get even worse for the current Vikings kicker, which is possible, in order for the team to let him go before they finish the remaining three games on their 2020 schedule. This doesn’t mean Minnesota shouldn’t be thinking about some possible kicking options for the 2021 season though.

If the Vikings cut Bailey next year, the team will have to decide how they will want to find his replacement. Will they draft someone, sign a free-agent kicker, or trade for one of the best kickers in the NFL? If Minnesota takes the last method mentioned, who are some of the kickers they should attempt to acquire in a trade during the upcoming offseason?