Greg Joseph signs new contract with Vikings

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The Vikings have struggled to find a consistently reliable kicker in recent years. They now have one, and they’re not letting him go.

Agent Brett Tessler has disclosed that Joseph has a new deal with the Vikings.

As noted by Tessler, Joseph had five game-winning field goals in 2022. He also kicked a franchise-record 61-yard field goal against the Giants to win the game at the buzzer on Christmas Eve.

That said, he missed six extra points in 2022, going 40 of 46. He missed only seven field goals, converting on 26 of 33.

It’s a one-year contract, with a base value of $2 million and a max value of $2.5 million. It also includes $1.7 million fully guaranteed.

The investment strongly indicates that Joseph will be the team’s kicker in 2023.

14 responses to “Greg Joseph signs new contract with Vikings

  1. I thought for sure he would be gone and they’d have tryouts with one or two UDFA

  2. Yes they should false start every extra point so it’s easier for Joseph’s to convert.

  3. Be it known that those six missed extra points were always at meaningful parts of the game. Usually in the fourth quarter and would have put them ahead by two scores. They couldn’t have won all those one-score games without Greg Joseph missing those extra points.

  4. It sure is a shame Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman traded to picks to move up and draft Daniel Carlson just to cut him 2 games into his rookie year. He just happens to be one of the best kickers in the league today. Shows was coaching can do.

  5. Kwesi in over his head – this offseason is a disaster. Trade Cook for Ekeler already and I will forgive having Kirk for more years. 7M for a blocking TE is inexcusable without Cook or Ekeler as the RB

  6. Continuity is huge for the kicking game. Both Joseph and DePaola re-signing today is a big deal. Good job Vikes.

  7. If he’s allowed to back up about five yards for extra points kicks, Joseph will become a legend.

  8. Kees I, on behalf of many Vikings fans, we are confused at your off season strategy. Signing failed high draft picks from other teams, back up tight ends, resigning slow linebackers and underachieving center, and now the kicker who brought excitement back to the extra point? I hope you are not diligently building a 500 roster.

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