3 kickers the Vikings should try to trade for in 2021

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Harrison Butker (Kansas City Chiefs)

Apparently, the Chiefs’ immense amount of talent on both offense and defense isn’t unfair enough and they also need to have one of the best kickers in the NFL.

Signed by Kansas City early in the 2017 season, Harrison Butker has been one of the most accurate kickers in the NFL during the last four years. Butker has a career 90.2 field goal percentage, which is second only to Justin Tucker in the history of the league.

This season, he’s continuing to make just about every field goal he attempts. Through 13 games, Butker has converted 92 percent of his field-goal attempts (23-of-25), and he’s only missed one field-goal try since Week 4.

The problem with Butker, however, is that he tends to miss a good amount of extra-point attempts each year. Out of his 46 extra-point tries this season, the Chiefs kicker has missed six of them. That isn’t something that would sit very well with Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer (just ask Kai Forbath).

But if Minnesota believes his mistakes on extra points are easily correctable, then the 25-year-old Butker might be someone worth pursuing before the start of the 2021 season.