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 Famers 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.

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  • Randy Moss
    Wide receiver
    3,548 votes
    • Birthplace: Rand, West Virginia

    Randy Moss' uncanny knack for snatching deep passes out of the air and his acrobatic catches quickly earned him the reputation of being a game-breaking talent, destined for a prominent place among the pantheon of Minnesota Vikings legends. A nightmare matchup for any cornerback, Moss boasted unmatched athleticism and jaw-dropping speed to consistently find the endzone with ease. His electric performances and ability to stretch the field made Moss one of the most feared and respected wide receivers in the history of the NFL.

  • Fran Tarkenton
    2,707 votes
    • Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, USA

    As a trailblazer in his position, Fran Tarkenton's innovative style of play revolutionized the NFL's approach to quarterbacks, cementing his legacy as one of the all-time great Minnesota Vikings. A true dual-threat, Tarkenton's remarkable ability to extend plays with his legs was matched only by his pinpoint accuracy and quick decision-making in the air. Tarkenton's impact on the sport has been substantial, inspiring a new generation of mobile quarterbacks and leaving an indelible mark on the history of the NFL.

  • Alan Page
    Defensive tackle, Defensive end
    2,476 votes
    • Birthplace: Canton, Ohio, USA

    Alan Page's sheer dominance on the defensive line forever changed the way opposing offensive game plans were devised, and his exploits left a lasting impression on the sport as a whole. A force in both stopping the run and rushing the passer, Page brought an unparalleled grit and tenacity that led to countless game-changing plays for the Minnesota Vikings. Still widely regarded as one of the best defensive tackles to ever play in the NFL, Page's legacy will forever be etched into the annals of football history.

  • John Randle
    Defensive tackle, Defensive end
    2,463 votes
    • Birthplace: Mumford, Texas

    John Randle's relentless motor and dogged pursuit of the quarterback helped establish him as one of the most feared pass rushers who ever donned a Minnesota Vikings uniform. Rising from the ranks of an undrafted free agent, Randle's hard work and determination paid off as he became an irreplaceable force on the Vikings' formidable defensive line. His ferocious playing style and passionate leadership left a lasting impression, forever shaping the Vikings' identity as a team that brought the heat on every down.

  • Cris Carter
    Wide receiver
    2,796 votes
    • Birthplace: Troy, Ohio, USA

    Cris Carter's sure-handedness, incredible body control, and pristine route-running abilities helped solidify his place among the best Minnesota Vikings of all time. Consistently finding ways to make clutch catches in crucial moments, Carter's unwavering focus and attention to detail left his mark on football history. The impact Carter had on the Vikings and the NFL as a whole cannot be overstated, making him an undeniable force to be reckoned with on the gridiron.

  • Randall McDaniel

    Randall McDaniel

    Offensive Lineman, Guard
    1,696 votes
    • Birthplace: Phoenix, Arizona

    Randall McDaniel set the standard for elite offensive line play, consistently dominating opponents and paving the way for the Minnesota Vikings' high-powered offense. A stalwart and dependable presence in the trenches, McDaniel's versatility and supreme athleticism allowed him to excel in both run blocking and pass protection. His dedication to excellence and unwavering work ethic made him a model teammate and a true Minnesota Vikings legend.