Entering today, 30 of 32 NFL teams had themselves a kicker on the roster. The Minnesota Vikings were not one of those teams:
You can't win without a kicker. The Vikings are one of only two teams who don't have one at the moment. https://t.co/0wft1diImN pic.twitter.com/D4wBwEVLZb— Access Vikings (@AccessVikings) March 20, 2018
That changed a short while ago as 2017 kicker Cobra Kai Forbath swept the leg on a one year deal to return to the Vikings (look, it’s a lame joke, I get it. But it’s also a Karate Kid reference. And if you don’t understand THAT, then you’re the problem, Johnny):
Kai Forbath is returning to Minnesota on a one-year deal, source says.— Chris Tomasson (@christomasson) March 20, 2018
For all the issues the Vikings have had the last couple years with the kicking game, last year Forbath set a personal best by hitting on 32 of 38 field goal attempts. He was also a *nice 6/9 on field goal attempts over 50 yards.
But Forbath’s weakness has been extra points, and he missed five of those last season. Ironically, he’s missed more extra points since being signed by the Vikings (8) than he has field goals (6).
Overall though, he’s been a good kicker, and other than the occasional LOL COME ON MAN extra point moment, having him back for at least one more season solidifies the special teams unit.