Vikings bring back kicker Kai Forbath

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The Vikings have made their big moves, but they still have blanks to fill in.

They got a step closer Tuesday, agreeing to a deal to bring kicker Kai Forbath back on a one-year deal, according to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Forbath hit a career-high 32 field goals last year (of 38 tries, a solid 84 percent), after going 15-of-15 for them in seven games in 2016.

The 30-year-old has also hit seven field goals from 50 yards or longer since joining the Vikings.

28 responses to “Vikings bring back kicker Kai Forbath

  1. Hopefully they can find a late round kicker in the draft for the long haul. Someone with accuracy, and a strong leg would be nice.

  2. snowlock2013 says:
    March 20, 2018 at 1:44 pm
    God no. He cost us our entire season missing those kicks in Carolina.

    He wasn’t aware of the full ramifications before those attempts. We have to hope our kickers never have to trot out there to mid-field with that added burden in mind. Then they’d be…Blair Walsh! (IALTO!)

  3. snowlock2013 says:
    March 20, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    God no. He cost us our entire season missing those kicks in Carolina.
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    I’m not sure what you mean. He missed one field goal attempt and no extra point attempts in a game they lost by 7.

  4. snowlock2013 says:

    March 20, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    God no. He cost us our entire season missing those kicks in Carolina.
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    Meaning we’d have home field and we would have cake walked through NFC? We had our shot. Don’t be an idiot

  5. He scored more points than Laquon Treadwell, Teddy Bridgewater last year (all 1st round draft choices)

  6. He got better as the season went on, but his penchant for missing extra points is troublesome.

    Unless the special teams coach is going to take the approach of pinning their opponents inside the 25 yard line on kickoffs (instead of aiming for touchbacks every time), it’d be nice to see a kicker with stronger leg. I’d still like to see him have some competition in training camp; maybe the Vikings could find the next Justin Tucker.

  7. MNhardo says:
    March 20, 2018 at 2:03 pm

    Meaning we’d have home field and we would have cake walked through NFC? We had our shot. Don’t be an idiot

    DOn’t be like you? But your my hero. Let me correct, if he hadn’t missed that kick, we’d have won that game. In winning that game we would’ve gotten homefield throughout and drawn the Falcons in the divisional round which would’ve been a much better match up than the Saints, which took everything we had. Then the Eagles would’ve been playing us at home.

    So yes, our season.

  8. Hey, as long as his name doesn’t start with “Blair” and end in “Walsh” I can tolerate the signing.

  9. If I was the Vikings I would be looking to draft the next Harrison Butker or Jake Elliot….younger leg, stronger leg, cheaper leg, and the added bonus of kicking in dome 9 times a year. (Detroit included).

  10. snowlock2013 says:
    March 20, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    Let me correct, if he hadn’t missed that kick, we’d have won that game. In winning that game we would’ve gotten homefield throughout and drawn the Falcons in the divisional round which would’ve been a much better match up than the Saints, which took everything we had. Then the Eagles would’ve been playing us at home.
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    Please explain. The Panthers were ahead 24-13 when Forbath missed a 54-yard field goal attempt. The final score was 31-24. How would adding 3 points have caused the Vikings to win that game?

  11. After he moved to the right hash on extra points he made them all. Lets hope he doesn’t have relearn that in 2018. If he lines up on the left hash, somebody yell at him.

  12. DOn’t be like you? But your my hero. Let me correct, if he hadn’t missed that kick, we’d have won that game. In winning that game we would’ve gotten homefield throughout and drawn the Falcons in the divisional round which would’ve been a much better match up than the Saints, which took everything we had. Then the Eagles would’ve been playing us at home.

    So yes, our season.

    Not only do the points not add up in that game but assuming they would win games for sure is nonsense. Like I said earlier, we had our shot. If there is anything I have learned about being a Vikings fan is nothing is for sure. If you watched the NFC championship I don’t think going back to a game where he missed a FG but we still lost by 7 is the reason we lost. I think we all understand we were a game away from homefield advantage. We also needed a miracle to beat the Saints, sorry snowFLAKE2013 but its past your bedtime.

  13. There are very, very few kickers who make extra points and field goals automatically. It’s a strange job, sort of like being a pro golfer, and the mental aspect of kicking is as important (and maybe even more so) than the physical part. If a kicker gets into a weird mental space, he can be like a golfer who has the yips and can’t putt. Forbath is no better or worse than your average NFL kicker. You just have to hope he can keep it together, focus, and execute when the chips are down. It’s the way sports operate.

  14. I don’t get all the Forbath bashing.He’s an average kicker…Walsh only missed one PAT last year. Anyone want him back????..You want to be forced to roll the dice on an unknown rookie kicker?,,,maybe we can find a rookie kicker but if we can’t I will take a relatively solid kicker in Forbath with a low cap number

  15. I know most NFL coaches always take the safe play but I’d like to see the Vikings line up for the 2 point conversion. If they are only successful half the time it’s as good as a kick, and with Forbath it would be a wash.

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