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Forbath and rookie Daniel Carlson were "neck and neck" all spring in the competition for the starting placekicker job and the competition may last through the first couple of preseason games or longer, special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer told Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com.
Forbath re-signed with Minnesota this offseason but the Vikings later took Carlson in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. We'd think Carlson would be the favorite for the job since the Vikings spent a draft pick on him, but the competition will be one to watch this preseason.
Forbath re-signed with Minnesota this offseason but the renewing of vows between the two could be short-lived. Newly-acquired kicker Daniel Carlson is believed to be one best kickers in this year's draft class. Forbath's time in Minnesota could be up, but he'll likely still be kicking for someone else next season.
Forbath joined the Vikings in the aftermath of the Blair Walsh fiasco in 2016 and hasn't looked back, despite a challenge from Marshall Koehn in training camp last year. During 23 regular-season games with the team, Forbath has notched double-digit points nine times, powered by 45 of 53 on extra-point attempts and 47 of 53 on field-goal tries. Assuming he upholds that standard in 2018, he should rank among the top-10 kickers backing up a Kirk Cousins-led offense.
Forbath converted 32 of 38 field-goal attempts and 34 of 39 PATs over 16 games in 2017.
Though he finished top-10 in the league in terms of converted field goals, Forbath's 84.2 percent accuracy was just 18th-best leaguewide while his five missed PATs was tied for the most among all kickers. However, Forbath was among the better legs on kickoffs considering he finished as Pro Football Focus' 12th-highest-graded player in that category. He'll now be an unrestricted at the end of the league year, but the Vikings have made no indication they intend to re-sign the seven-year veteran.
Forbath made all three of his field-goal attempts (49, 20 and 27 yards) as well as his lone extra point in Saturday's 16-0 win over the Packers.
Forbath's performance moved him into a tie for eighth in scoring with one game remaining.
|P4||8/30/18||@ TEN||8:00 pm|
|2||9/16/18||@ GB||1:00 pm|
|4||9/27/18||@ LAR||8:20 pm|
|5||10/7/18||@ PHI||4:25 pm|
|7||10/21/18||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/18/18||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|13||12/2/18||@ NE||4:25 pm|
|14||12/10/18||@ SEA||8:15 pm|
|16||12/23/18||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||10||0-0||2-3||3-4||2-3||2-3||9-13||57||2||69.2||33-34||33||97.1|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||10||49||65.5||21||28||26.6||0||0||0|
|2015||New Orleans Saints||10||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|