Football 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
1,713 446
Randy Moss is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver
2
1,466 346
Cris Carter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver
3
1,641 523
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back
4
1,215 319
John Randle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end
5
1,470 242
Fran Tarkenton is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback
6
1,231 163
Alan Page is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle, Defensive end
7
758 166
Randall McDaniel is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Offensive Lineman, Guard
8
788 165
Carl Eller is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman
9
773 149
Jim Marshall is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end
10
580 146
Chris Doleman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end, Defensive lineman
11
823 239
Jared Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive end
12
601 164
Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back
13
764 112
Paul Krause is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Safety, Defensive back
14
501 165
Ron Yary is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Tackle
15
459 105
Mick Tingelhoff is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
JJGrosser added Offensive Lineman, Center
16
397 128
Gary Zimmerman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
17
422 177
Steve Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
18
444 152
Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Running back
19
453 140
Kevin Williams is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Defensive tackle
20
504 265
Randall Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback
21
525 306
Daunte Culpepper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Quarterback
22
624 69
Harrison Smith is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
jeremy-mitchell added Safety
23
443 148
Anthony Carter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Wide receiver
24
463 154
Antoine Winfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Cornerback
25
409 126
Matt Birk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings of All Time
Center