The Minnesota Vikings have a long (and hilarious) history with their kickers sucking. That may have changed, since trading with the Baltimore Ravens for backup kicker/punter Kaare Vedvik on Sunday. First of all, I would like to laugh at the Vikings because they gave up a fifth-round pick for a fucking KICKER. Second of all, the Vikings just a mere year ago, traded up (in real life) in the fifth round for some dude named Daniel Carlson -- you guessed it -- a kicker. They cut him a few months later. Hysterical.
So, I totally get the desperation at the position. Vedvik likely wouldn't have made the Ravens' roster unless current kicker Justin Tucker got hit by a bus. We saw this same thing happen a few years ago with Will Lutz, currently killing it as the New Orleans' Saints kicker.
I can't believe I'm blogging about kickers, but the point is --- if this dude can't save the Vikings, no one can. Vedvik was great during Baltimore's first preseason game -- nailing all of his kicks right down the middle, including a 55-yarder that I think they should have just gone for in the end zone, but that's besides the point.
Here he is kicking various field goals over 50 yards, with both fucking feet (what???):