NFL The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time  

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A list of the best Minnesota Vikings of all time. Formed in 1961, the Minnesota Vikings have been one of the NFL's hard luck franchises. The team has had a lot of success, making the Super Bowl in 1969 along with 25 playoff berths since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970. But despite that and three more Super Bowl appearances, the Vikings have yet to win a Super Bowl championship. That isn't due to the lack of great players. The Vikings have had a number of superstars wear the purple and gold. For years, the Purple People Eaters, the nickname for the Vikings defensive line, were one of the most intimidating in the league. The Vikings had several Hall of Famer suit up for them during their Super Bowl years like Fran Tarkenton, Alan Page and Ron Yary. These players are considered some of the best football players of all time.

The Vikings have drafted well over the years. They've drafted two of the best players ever in Randy Moss and 2012 NFL MVP Adrian Peterson. In 1990, the team successfully claimed Cris Carter off waivers. Carter was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013 and is one of the best wide receivers in football history.

This is the list of the greatest Minnesota Vikings of all time. If you think someone should be on this list of the best Vikings of all time, then feel free to add him to the list. Vote or rerank this list of the greatest Minnesota Vikings ever.

1
939 235
John Randle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
John Randle Defensive tackle, Defensive end

2
1,156 273
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Cris Carter Wide receiver

3
1,355 357
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Randy Moss Wide receiver

4
1,312 411
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Adrian Peterson Running back

5
1,182 198
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Fran Tarkenton Quarterback

6
972 141
Alan Page is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Alan Page Defensive tackle, Defensive end

7
639 138
Carl Eller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Carl Eller Defensive end, Defensive lineman

8
576 142
Randall McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Randall McDaniel Offensive Lineman, Guard

9
621 124
Jim Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Jim Marshall Defensive end

10
646 185
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Jared Allen Defensive end

11
573 88
Paul Krause is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Paul Krause Safety, Defensive back

12
456 113
Chris Doleman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Chris Doleman Defensive end, Defensive lineman

13
399 132
Ron Yary is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Ron Yary Tackle

14
463 132
Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Chuck Foreman Running back

15
364 82
Mick Tingelhoff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JJGrosser added Mick Tingelhoff Offensive Lineman, Center

16
320 100
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

17
336 134
Steve Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

18
356 114
Kevin Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Kevin Williams Defensive tackle

19
348 119
Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Robert Smith Running back

20
423 227
Daunte Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Daunte Culpepper Quarterback

21
408 203
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Randall Cunningham Quarterback

22
344 120
Anthony Carter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Anthony Carter Wide receiver

23
363 124
Antoine Winfield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Antoine Winfield Cornerback

24
322 104
Matt Birk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Matt Birk Center

25
315 98
Joey Browner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Ducky added Joey Browner Safety, Defensive back

26
449 286
Brett Favre is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
rktrophies added Brett Favre Quarterback

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416 58
Harrison Smith is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
jeremy-mitchell added Harrison Smith Safety

28
245 85
Keith Millard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Keith Millard Defensive tackle, Tackle

29
299 67
Chad Greenway is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JabariParker12 added Chad Greenway Linebacker

30
316 104
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Ahmad Rashād Running back, Wide receiver

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251 109
Kyle Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JabariParker12 added Kyle Rudolph Tight end

32
277 98
Scott Studwell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Scott Studwell Linebacker

33
267 110
Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Pat Williams Defensive tackle, Tackle

34
285 137
Stefon Diggs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
jeremy-mitchell added Stefon Diggs Wide receiver

35
167 91
Tommy Kramer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Tommy Kramer Quarterback

36
255 21
Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tom Derr added Bud Grant Defensive end, Wide receiver

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229 157
Jim Kleinsasser is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Jim Kleinsasser Halfback, Fullback, Tight end

38
247 72
Matt Blair is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Matt Blair Linebacker

39
195 66
Ed White is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
chuck-white added Ed White Guard

40
191 106
Steve Jordan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Steve Jordan Tight end

41
174 87
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
RobLein added Warren Moon Quarterback

42
205 115
Jake Reed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Jake Reed Wide receiver

43
179 80
Anthony Barr is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
KeithRinaldi added Anthony Barr Linebacker

44
209 118
Korey Stringer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

45
145 46
Gary Larsen is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Gary Larsen Defensive tackle, Tackle

46
137 48
Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
RobLein added Joe Kapp Quarterback

47
132 155
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Percy Harvin Wide receiver

48
153 61
Sammy White is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Sammy White Wide receiver

49
202 16
Xavier Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
dan the critic added Xavier Rhodes Cornerback

50
215 222
Teddy Bridgewater is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
bigulcards added Teddy Bridgewater Quarterback