Dan Bailey turns down higher offers to sign $2 million deal with Vikings

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Dan Bailey signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Vikings, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

Bailey was due to make $3.4 million in base salary this season and count $4.2 million against the Cowboys’ cap, part of the reason Dallas released him.

He must really want to win a Super Bowl and believes the Vikings provide his best route of getting there, because the NFL’s second-most accurate kicker turned down several offers that were double what the Vikings offered on multi-year deals, according to Rapoport.

Bailey worked out for the Jets the week after the Cowboys cut him, but he bided his time until he found the right fit.

He has made 88.2 percent of his career field-goal attempts, though back and groin injuries led to five missed field goals and two extra points last season.

55 responses to “Dan Bailey turns down higher offers to sign $2 million deal with Vikings

  1. because the NFL’s second-most accurate kicker turned down several offers that were double what the Vikings offered on multi-year deals,
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    Turning down more money to sign with the Vikings is mow officially a pattern

  2. Someone who puts his money where his mouth is when he says he wants to win a championship. How many players do you hear mouthing that they play to win a championship and then they either end up going to the highest bidder or holdout till their current team pay the max amount. Not saying they shouldn’t go for max $$, just saying don’t talk out of both sides of your mouth.

  3. Hmm, I thought Minniesoda fans believed the pieces were in place two years ago with Mr. Glass.

    I was wrong. Now they are, having signed a decrepit Kicker.

  4. Did they sell him smoke and mirrors? They couldn’t even beat the Packers in their yearly super bowl.

  5. cardinealsfan20 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 6:41 pm
    PFT commenters salivate over players taking less money, so they are definitely going to love this story.

    So sad but true. Based on the comments, I bet 90% of the commenters give back money to their employers. Because it’s the right thing to do/for the good of the company!

  6. Minnesota..where kicker’s careers inevitably take a turn for the worse. Enjoy being #2 behind the GOAT Justin Tucker while it lasts.

  7. No one on this team has such an inflated ego that they need to be the highest paid player in the NFL at their position.

    We have some well compensated players, for sure.

    Remember when Cousins took less money to come here, yet many posters claimed we wouldn’t be able to keep our core players because of that guaranteed 3 year contract?

    What’s so funny about that is, some of the loudest critics now have a QB that will have actually received more cash from his team than Cousins will over the entire term of his 3 year deal.

    $90,000,000 paid in full inside of 9 months!

    And according to one fan, the team was “happy” to pay it.

    Nothing like having a gun pointed at your head by your own QB…

  8. cardinealsfan20 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 6:41 pm
    PFT commenters salivate over players taking less money, so they are definitely going to love this story.
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    Only certain players. Dan Bailey looks like a standup, patriotic American to me.

  9. “Bailey worked out for the Jets the week after the Cowboys cut him, but he bided his time until he found the right fit.”

    Interpreted, the Jets are garbage and he used them as leverage.

  10. mrbiggstuff says:
    September 18, 2018 at 6:55 pm
    Maybe now they’ll lose to the Eagles 38-10.
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    Lmao, the Eagles won’t even play the Vikes in the playoffs this year because the Eagles will be lucky to finish 3rd in their division. Teams already figured you out. Atlanta should have beaten you, and the Bucs beat up on you. The Bucs.

  11. I don’t know if Minnesota is going to the Superbowl – but unless they implode they are probably going to the playoffs and that’s not something he really got to do much of in Dallas, either.

  12. The “super bowl” aspiration line is a bit much.
    I’ve been a fan for 50 plus years, and it’s been 42 years? since the Vikings played in a Super Bowl.

    I am glad he chose the Vikings though.

  13. I love that stat, second most accurate kicker. Question, do the Cowboys have a reputation for winning those must-win games? Vikings keep making the same mistakes. I would be willing to bet their season ends on a missed field goal,yet again.

  14. These players keep wanting to play in Minnesota. And they’re giving the team discounts to do it. Green Bay ranks last for where players want to go. Why is that?

  15. walker1191 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 8:03 pm
    Are Packer fans really gloating about tying the Vikings in Lambeau?
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    No.
    They are whining about being “robbed” and blaming the refs.
    So they say they never do. LOL

  16. Article on a kicker. 30 Packer trolls and counting. About an article on a kicker.
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    Odd thing to read from a guy who trolls every packer story. But if you’re into counting, why don’t you check out the comment section from any of the recent packer stories then come back and complain if you’ve got the stones. Like flies on turds.

  17. pkrlvr says:
    September 18, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Article on a kicker. 30 Packer trolls and counting. About an article on a kicker.
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    Odd thing to read from a guy who trolls every packer story. But if you’re into counting, why don’t you check out the comment section from any of the recent packer stories then come back and complain if you’ve got the stones. Like flies on turds

    ÷÷÷÷÷÷÷

    So a Packer troll is referring to the Packers as turds. Love it! First logical thing a Packer fan has said in a long time.

  18. Since I don’t follow the Vikings that closely, who was the genius who decided to put that kicker on the roster in the first place? I can’t remember seeing a worse kicker on an NFL roster.

  19. nhpats says:
    September 18, 2018 at 7:04 pm
    If he wants to “win a SB” then he wouldn’t have signed with the Vikings

    tylawspick6 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 7:06 pm
    lmao

    the jets

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    I’ve always said nhpat and tylaw were one in the same. What are the chances on a story about a Viking kicker that these two would post back to back two minutes apart? 0%

  20. Yet another WR. (Wide right.)
    I imagine he wanted to sign with a dome team to boost his stats.
    Meanwhile, the “cap magician” Vikes are stuck with Bustwell for another year.
    Love the post about the never won one Heidis being the equal of the Golden State Warriors. New depth of delusion!

  21. Did they sell him smoke and mirrors? They couldn’t even beat the Packers in their yearly super bowl.

    Yearly Super Bowl? We haven’t even played the Saints yet this year.

  22. He’s damaged goods….when your medical ailment started last season…which led to numerous misses. And now you have misses all off-season and training camp…he’s SERIOUSLY injured.

  23. Liberalsruineverything says:
    September 18, 2018 at 6:47 pm
    Bailey, Richardson, Cousins all take less money. Murray takes a pay cut. Kendricks, Smith, Rhodes, Diggs, Hunter take fair team friendly deals. That’s how you build a winner.
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    What do you mean, a winner? Like the 13 time champion Packers? I think you meant
    Still
    Keep
    On
    Losing!!! SKOL!!!!!!!

  24. edenprairieballer says:
    September 18, 2018 at 8:11 pm
    The Minnesota Vikings are a destination franchise. Multiple stars taking less money to join the squad.

    The Vikings are the Golden State Warriors of the NFL.
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    I live, sir, in GSW country. And the Vikings are no Golden State Warriors.

  25. “Lmao, the Eagles won’t even play the Vikes in the playoffs this year because the Eagles will be lucky to finish 3rd in their division. Teams already figured you out. Atlanta should have beaten you, and the Bucs beat up on you. The Bucs.”

    Eagles fans shouldn’t be too concerned about losing to the Bucs. Now if they lose to the Colts this Sunday at home……there will be some cause for concern.

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