3 candidates to be the Minnesota Vikings kicker in 2021

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The Minnesota Vikings have a competition going to be the team’s kicker for the 2021 NFL season and it should be an interesting battle.

Kickers. The mere thought of them should be enough to bring even the most passionate and optimistic of Minnesota Vikings fans to their knees in disgust and horror considering some of the heartbreaking misses the franchise has endured over the years.

Not only that but having a consistent kicker on the roster has been a huge struggle for the purple and gold. The only real exception to this rule has been Fred Cox, who attempted 455 for the Vikings in his career. Otherwise, the closest competition is Fuad Reveiz, who tried 171 field goals for Minnesota.

Unless something strange happens, the new kicker for the Vikings in 2021 will likely start with a clean slate and attempt to fit in with a new trio of specialists other than punter/holder Britton Colquitt. With last year’s kicker Dan Bailey extremely doubtful to return, it should be a new individual kicking.

Who will be tasked with making the kicks to put points on the board for the Minnesota Vikings in 2021? And how much trust can be put in these new faces to the team to perform these duties at a high level? Let’s take a look at the three options the team has heading into training camp.