Even though the Minnesota Vikings brought in four different kickers on Tuesday to work out, it appears that none of them did enough to unseat the incumbent.
Vikings worked out multiple kickers today but are now planning to stick with Blair Walsh, per league source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 8, 2016
Adam Schefter, among others, is reporting that the Vikings will not be making a move at kicker and will stick with Blair Walsh for the time being.
Walsh has had his share of issues over the past two seasons, both on extra points and field goal attempts. In the two seasons since the league moved the extra point back, nobody in the NFL has missed more extra points than Walsh has. He’s also had his issues on field goal attempts, connecting at just a 75% rate this season.
Nobody knows what the issue with Walsh is at this point, but apparently someone in the organization thinks it’s fixable. Either that or the four kickers that were brought in today didn’t perform well enough to convince the Vikings to eat the rest of Walsh’s salary and take a dead money hit in 2017 to release him.
On Sunday, Walsh said he was tired of getting asked the same questions all of the time. Frankly, there’s only one way to get the questions to stop, and he can start turning it around on Sunday in Washington.