6 free-agent kickers the Vikings could sign in 2024

Houston Texans kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn
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Kicker No. 4

Greg Zuerlein

2023 Team: New York Jets

Greg Zuerlein has spent 12 seasons in the NFL, but his 2023 season was one of the best that he has put together.

While he didn't replicate his incredible 2017 season, where he hit 38-of-40 field goals in just 14 games, he did hit 35-of-38 field goals this season, the second-best clip of his career.

Zuerlein was called upon early and often this season due to a Jets offense that struggled heavily to find the end zone, and he had no issue with that heavy workload, even at 35 years old. Zuerlein also went 15-for-16 on extra points this past season, which is a solid mark as well.

He has shown to be a reliable kicker in his 12-year career, and with one of his best seasons in 2023, he's sure to have a solid market.

While Zuerlein and Kevin O'Connell did not overlap during their tenures with the Rams, working with Sean McVay is a connecting thread that could lead the kicker to the Twin Cities.

Finding a reliable kicker is a big key for Minnesota this offseason, and if you have a 12-year career, that shows that you're pretty reliable.