Joseph signed his one-year contract tender with Minnesota on Monday, his agent Brett Tessler reports.
Analysis: Joseph was solid in 2021, when he converted a career-high 87 percent of his field-goal attempts across 17 games with the Vikings. The 27-year-old is currently the only kicker on Minnesota's roster, and he can be considered the clear favorite to begin the 2022 season as the starter, though another option could realistically be added at the position when offseason workouts ramp up.
Apr 11, 2022 8:21 AM EST
Minnesota will tender Joseph at the right of first refusal number of $2.4 million, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Analysis: The Vikings will have the right to match any offer made to Joseph by another team. The 27-year-old is coming off a career year, having converted 33 of 38 field-goal attempts and 36 of 40 field-goal tries across 17 games last season. He was successful on seven of nine attempts from 50-plus yards out.
Mar 14, 2022 8:46 AM EST
Joseph made his only field-goal attempt and all four of his extra-point tries during Week 18's 31-17 win over the Bears.
Analysis: Joesph connected on 33-of-38 field-goal attempts and 36-of-40 PATs during the 2021 campaign, which was by far his most productive season of his three-year career. The 27-year-old is set to be a free agent this offseason, but the Vikings will likely want to keep him around given their recent history with inconsistent kickers.
Jan 18, 2022 12:11 PM EST
Joseph converted his only field-goal attempt from 51 yards and made his only extra-point attempt in Sunday's loss at Green Bay.
Analysis: Joseph's 51-yard field goal in 10-degree weather (the longest in January in Lambeau Field history) may have been Minnesota's lone highlight on offense. Joseph should get more opportunities Week 18 against Chicago.
Jan 3, 2022 10:01 AM EST
Joseph made all three of his field-goal attempts and both of his extra-point tries during Sunday's 30-23 loss to the Rams.
Analysis: Minnesota failed to move the ball after intercepting Matthew Stafford deep in Rams' territory, so Joseph opened the scoring for the Vikings with a 23-yard chip shot late in the second quarter. He added a 24-yard field goal to cap off a 12-play, 83-yard drive late in the third quarter. Joseph's third field goal came from 44-yards out with 32 second left in the fourth quarter, as Mike Zimmer opted to make it a one-score game and roll the dice with an onside kick. Without Dalvin Cook, the Vikings' offense sputtered in the red zone, opening the door for a big fantasy outing from the 27-year-old kicker.
Dec 27, 2021 12:32 PM EST
Joseph converted his only field-goal attempt and both extra-point tries during Monday's divisional win over the Bears.
Analysis: Joseph had attempted a combined seven field goals in his last two appearances, so it was disappointing for fantasy purposes to see him contained by a low-scoring affair versus Chicago. He will get a chance to bounce back against a solid Rams defense Week 16.
Dec 21, 2021 7:46 AM EST
Joseph missed one of four field-goal attempts and one of four extra-point tries in Week 14's 36-28 win over the Steelers.
Analysis: Joseph began by sending a 53-yard effort wide left before missing his first PAT as well. After that, however, he dialed in, converting from 38, 42 and 25 yards on his field goals. With three extra points too, Joseph put together his fifth performance with double-figure points this season. Now sporting 108 points overall, Joseph is tied for third in scoring among kickers league-wide.
Dec 14, 2021 3:37 PM EST
Joseph made all three of his field-goal attempts during Sunday's 29-27 loss to the Lions.
Analysis: Joseph kicked all three of his field goals before Minnesota reached the endzone halfway through the third quarter, and the offense attempted two-point conversions on all three touchdowns. The 27-year-old missed extra points in each of the previous two contests, but overall he's been reliable for the Vikings this season, going 24-for-27 on PATs and 24-for-28 on field goals in 12 games.
Dec 6, 2021 3:02 PM EST
Joseph converted two of three extra-point tries in Sunday's 34-26 loss to the 49ers.
Analysis: Joseph made a pair of extra-point tries in the first half of Sunday's loss, but he missed an extra-point attempt wide right during the third quarter. Sunday's game marked the second time this season that the 27-year-old didn't attempt any field goals, and he's now converted all eight of his field-goal attempts while making 12 of 14 extra-point tries across the last five games.
Nov 29, 2021 9:04 AM EST
Joseph converted both field-goal attempts, including a 29-yard game-winning kick as time expired, in Sunday's win over Green Bay. He made two of three extra-point attempts.
Analysis: Joseph also converted a 51-yard field-goal attempt. He's been on a roll lately, making all eight field-goal attempts in his last four games. He's missed two extra-points attempts this season (22-for-24).
Nov 22, 2021 10:45 AM EST
Joseph converted both field-goal attempts from 30 and 45 yards and made all three extra-point attempts in Sunday's win at the Chargers.
Analysis: After missing a few long kicks earlier in the season, Joseph has made all six field-goal attempts in his last three games. He's also missed just one extra-point attempt all season (20-for-21).
Nov 15, 2021 11:27 AM EST
Joseph converted his only field-goal attempt from 36 yards and made all four extra-point attempts in Sunday's loss at Baltimore.
Analysis: Joseph has made 11 of 14 field-goal attempts the last three games with misses from 47, 50 and 49 yards. He's had some big makes and misses at the end of games this season, but overall looks to have solid job security in the placekicking role.
Nov 8, 2021 12:11 PM EST
Joseph made all three field-goal attempts from 45, 40 and 24 yards and his only extra-point attempt in Sunday's loss to Dallas.
Analysis: Joseph has made 10 of 13 field-goal attempts the last three games with misses from 47, 50 and 49 yards. He's 8 of 11 from 40 yards or more, but should keep his job if he can continue to make the easier attempts. He's 8 of 9 from under 40 yards and has converted 13 of 14 extra-point attempts.
Nov 2, 2021 1:37 PM EST
Joseph converted three of five field-goal attempts and his only extra-point attempt in Sunday's win at Carolina. Despite missing a 47-yard attempt at the end of regulation that would have won the game and a 50-yard attempt with seven minutes left in regulation, head coach Mike Zimmer wasn't overly concerned. "Kicking into that wind, and I knew those two were right on the edge, that he missed, I think," Zimmer told the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "But he's done a good job. I don't fault him for those."
Analysis: Joseph has seemingly been at the center of every game for the Vikings with a miss as time expired in a loss to Arizona, a made field goal as time expired to win over Detroit and a field goal as time expired to send the game into overtime at Cincinnati. It looks like so far the misses haven't put his job in jeopardy.
Oct 18, 2021 12:06 PM EST
Joseph converted a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give Minnesota a win over Detroit on Sunday. He made field goals from 38, 38, 55 and 54 yards, but missed from 49 yards, and converted his only extra-point attempt in Sunday's win over Detroit.
Analysis: While Joseph missed a potential game-winning 37-yard field goal as time expired in a loss to Arizona, he's also converted long field goals at the buzzer against Detroit and Cincinnati. As a result, he should have a decent hold on the job despite head coach Mike Zimmer's fickle ways with kickers.
Oct 11, 2021 12:08 PM EST
Joseph made his only extra-point attempt during Sunday's 14-7 loss to the Browns.
Analysis: The Vikings offense put together only one scoring drive Sunday, and Joseph's only opportunity came on a PAT. It's been hit or miss for Joseph through four games, as he attempted six field goals and seven extra points across Weeks 2 and 3, but between the season opener and Sunday's game he had only one field-goal attempt and four PATs.
Oct 4, 2021 3:32 PM EST
Joseph (hip) isn't listed on the injury report heading into Sunday's game against the Browns.
Analysis: Joseph was limited in practice Thursday but should suit up against Cleveland. He has missed only once on seven field-goal attempts this season, but it was a costly one, as Joseph's misfire from 37 yards out on the game's final play led to Minnesota's 34-33 Week 2 loss to Arizona.
Oct 1, 2021 11:15 AM EST
Joseph (hip) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.
Analysis: Joseph has connected on six of seven field-goal attempts, including all three tries from beyond 50 yards, through three games. The Vikings don't seem to think this injury is a big deal, as they haven't signed a backup kicker to the practice squad. The Vikings play the Browns at home Sunday.
Sep 30, 2021 4:42 PM EST
Joseph converted all three field-goal attempts, from 43, 34 and 20 yards, along with all three extra-point attempts, in Sunday's win over Seattle.
Analysis: Joseph bounced back after missing a potential game-winning 37-yard field goal as time expired in Sunday's loss to Arizona. Head coach Mike Zimmer gave Joseph a vote of confidence after that miss, but it's still good to see him have a perfect game for his job security.
Sep 27, 2021 9:30 AM EST
Joseph converted two field-goal attempts from 52 yards, but missed a potential game-winning 37-yard field goal as time expired in Sunday's loss to Arizona. He also missed an extra-point attempt.
Analysis: While Joseph missed the most important field-goal attempt of the game, his job may not be in jeopardy despite Mike Zimmer's propensity for switching kickers. Joseph did make two 50-yard plus field goals and made a game-tying 53-yard field goal at the end of regulation in Week 1. Still, a few more misses on easy field-goal and extra-point attempts, and the Vikings could look for another placekicker.
Sep 20, 2021 11:26 AM EST
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