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.
list ordered by

1
1,416 372
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

2
1,363 429
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back

3
980 251
John Randle is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

4
1,202 287
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

5
1,227 206
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback

6
1,013 143
Alan Page is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end

7
668 141
Carl Eller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

8
608 143
Randall McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard

9
649 128
Jim Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end

10
425 135
Ron Yary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tackle

11
603 91
Paul Krause is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Safety, Defensive back

12
476 120
Chris Doleman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman

13
668 199
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end

14
487 137
Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back

15
383 86
Mick Tingelhoff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JJGrosser added Offensive Lineman, Center

16
339 102
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

17
349 138
Steve Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

18
366 124
Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back

19
368 118
Kevin Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle

20
440 234
Daunte Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback

21
422 212
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback

22
357 129
Anthony Carter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

23
375 132
Antoine Winfield is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Cornerback

24
338 108
Matt Birk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Center

25
334 103
Joey Browner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Ducky added Safety, Defensive back

26
466 301
Brett Favre is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
rktrophies added Quarterback

27
441 60
Harrison Smith is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
jeremy-mitchell added Safety

28
260 91
Keith Millard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

29
313 70
Chad Greenway is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JabariParker12 added Linebacker

30
325 111
Ahmad Rashād is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back, Wide receiver

31
293 101
Scott Studwell is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Linebacker

32
266 119
Kyle Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JabariParker12 added Tight end

33
280 114
Pat Williams is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Tackle

34
311 142
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
178 98
Tommy Kramer is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Quarterback

36
278 24
Bud Grant is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tom Derr added Defensive end, Wide receiver

37
262 72
Matt Blair is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Linebacker

38
240 163
Jim Kleinsasser is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Halfback, Fullback, Tight end

39
202 111
Steve Jordan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tight end

40
200 75
Ed White is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
chuck-white added Guard

41
185 94
Warren Moon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
RobLein added Quarterback

42
191 88
Anthony Barr is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
KeithRinaldi added Linebacker

43
206 126
Jake Reed is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver

44
152 50
Joe Kapp is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
RobLein added Quarterback

45
216 126
Korey Stringer is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time

46
152 51
Gary Larsen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Defensive tackle, Tackle

47
135 169
Percy Harvin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
CMCSS03 added Wide receiver

48
161 65
Sammy White is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
slaft added Wide receiver

49
153 8
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scootershippos added Adam Thielen Wide receiver

50
223 241
Teddy Bridgewater is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
bigulcards added Quarterback