Vikings waive Gabe Brkic

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At least for now, the Vikings have determined a winner of their kicking competition.

Minnesota has waived Gabe Brkic, the team announced on Friday. That leaves Greg Joseph as the only kicker currently on the roster.

The Vikings signed Brkic as an undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma on May 5. He’d connected on 20-of-26 field goals last season while also hitting 57-of-58 extra points for the Sooners in 2021.

Joseph re-signed with Minnesota on a restricted free agent tender in April. He hit 33-of-38 field goals and 36-of-40 extra points for the Vikings in 2021.

11 responses to “Vikings waive Gabe Brkic

  1. This was after they discovered his last named lacked a sufficient number of vowels.

  2. I thought Brkic was a long shot to stick with the club but I’m surprised he got cut so soon. Some prognosticators had him beating out Joseph.

  3. Without the pressure that Zimmer always put on the kickers, Joseph should be a lot more settled down and accurate. Going into every kick with your job on the line had to be unbearable pressure.

  4. The problem with Joseph is you just really can’t trust him. Yes he can hit the long ball and MAYBE a game winner a season BUT his Consistency in each game is hap hazert…..misses a gimmie FG or 2 during the game causing the Vikings to NEVER pull away and put the game away . Watch ,he’ll do it again this season.

  5. The vowel-less that become professional athletes is a very small fraternity.

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