3 free agents the Vikings (might) regret not signing in 2023

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Matt Gay – K

  • Team for 2023: Indianapolis Colts
  • New Contract: 4 years, $22.5 million

Figuring out who their kicker would be for the 2023 campaign was. an underrated priority for the Vikings heading into the current offseason.

Greg Joseph has been Minnesota’s kicker for the last two years, but after missing a total of 13 kicks in 2022, some felt the team would replace him this offseason. However, the Vikings recently decided to re-sign Joseph to a one-year deal worth $2 million.

Matt Gay was the top kicker on the market this year, and for good reason. With the Rams in 2022, he only missed a total of three kicks, as he converted 93.3 percent of his field-goal attempts and 96.9 percent of his extra-point tries.

Gay certainly would have cost more than Joseph, but he would have likely been worth the money. And with their limited funds this offseason, it’s understandable why Minnesota chose to spend their money elsewhere. Still, investing in a reliable kicker like Gay would have provided the Vikings with a much more reliable option at the position than Joseph.

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