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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.
list ordered by

1
1,568 408
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

2
1,106 286
John Randle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

3
1,502 476
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back

4
1,334 321
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

5
1,346 224
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback

6
1,117 152
Alan Page is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

7
690 154
Randall McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard

8
728 152
Carl Eller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

9
715 135
Jim Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end

10
531 131
Chris Doleman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

11
746 218
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end

12
545 146
Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back

13
683 103
Paul Krause is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

14
459 154
Ron Yary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tackle

15
418 97
Mick Tingelhoff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JJGrosser added Offensive Lineman, Center

16
367 117
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

17
385 162
Steve Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

18
405 142
Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back

19
409 130
Kevin Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle

20
486 272
Daunte Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback

21
464 238
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback

22
400 140
Anthony Carter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

23
418 146
Antoine Winfield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Cornerback

24
375 117
Matt Birk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Center

25
529 331
Brett Favre is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
rktrophies added Quarterback

26
371 115
Joey Browner is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Ducky added Safety, Defensive back

27
538 64
Harrison Smith is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
jeremy-mitchell added Safety

28
362 79
Chad Greenway is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker

29
364 118
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver

30
380 155
Stefon Diggs is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
jeremy-mitchell added Stefon Diggs Wide receiver

31
320 136
Kyle Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JabariParker12 added Tight end

32
289 102
Keith Millard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

33
315 122
Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

34
334 107
Scott Studwell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Linebacker

35
206 110
Tommy Kramer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Quarterback

36
268 176
Jim Kleinsasser is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Halfback, Fullback, Tight end

37
294 77
Matt Blair is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Linebacker

38
283 27
Xavier Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
dan the critic added Cornerback

39
333 27
Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tom Derr added Defensive end, Wide receiver

40
219 109
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
RobLein added Quarterback

41
222 118
Steve Jordan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tight end

42
221 82
Ed White is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
chuck-white added Guard

43
229 134
Jake Reed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

44
236 137
Korey Stringer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

45
218 101
Anthony Barr is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
KeithRinaldi added Linebacker

46
246 9
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scootershippos added Adam Thielen Wide receiver

47
178 57
Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
RobLein added Quarterback

48
157 197
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

49
174 56
Gary Larsen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle, Tackle

50
146 22
Robert Griffith is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tom Weiss added Safety, Defensive back