Former Vikings starter predicted to lose his job before training camp is over

Green Bay Packers kicker Greg Joseph
Green Bay Packers kicker Greg Joseph / Kevin Sabitus/GettyImages

Mid-June is the perfect time for pointless NFL predictions. There's not a whole lot to talk about, so why not just throw some things at the wall and see if they stick.

If you're right, you can take the victory lap of all victory laps come Week 1. If you're wrong, no one's reading this anyway, so did it even happen?

Bleacher Report understands that, which is why they randomly put together a list of hot takes ... just for the Green Bay Packers. It's a weird move, but whatever. One notable Packers hot take they cook up has to do with the Minnesota Vikings, so we'll take it!

Former Minnesota Vikings starter predicted to lose his job before Week 1

Poor Greg Joseph. The former Vikings kicker is in the middle of a battle for his job with the Packers, and B/R isn't bullish on his chances.

"[Anders] Carlson could very well be the starter again this season, but he's going to have to earn it. Veteran Greg Joseph was signed to compete for the job, and they signed Jack Podlesny, who was an undrafted free agent in 2023. On one hand, Joseph has a lot of experience. He's made 100 field goals and 146 extra points in his five-year career with appearances with the Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans, and Minnesota Vikings.

The problem is that he wasn't that much than Carlson last season. He went three-of-six from 40-49 yards and four-of-seven from beyond 50 yards. He also missed two extra points. The 29-year-old has the edge in experience but Carlson has also had his struggles in Green Bay."

So there you have it. If you woke up this morning wondering what Bleacher Report's read on the Packers' kicking situation is, you're in luck. You're also way too plugged in. But you're in luck nonetheless.

Stay tuned next week for when B/R predicts just how many punts the Packers have in night games when the temperature is between 45-65 degrees.

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