NFL The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time  

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Big fan of Minnesota football? Then check out this list of Minnesota Vikings running backs with photos and seasons as starters. It includes every starting running back from throughout Minnesota Vikings history, including current running backs and past ones. Featuring some of the greatest NFL running backs of all time, the best Vikings RBs include Adrian Peterson, Robert Smith, Michael Bennett, and Darrin Nelson.

In the 2017-18 NFL season, the current Minnesota Vikings starting RBs and backup RBs are Dalvin Cook, Latavius Murray, and Jerick McKinnon. 

Who are the best running backs in Minnesota Vikings history? Here is every player who has ever held the position of Minnesota Vikings starting running back.

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56 9
Adrian Peterson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Adrian Peterson Seasons: 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007

2
46 10
Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Robert Smith Seasons: 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995

3
40 7
Chuck Foreman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Chuck Foreman Seasons: 1977, 1976, 1975

4
22 12
Herschel Walker is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Herschel Walker Seasons: 1991, 1990, 1989

5
19 10
Ted Brown is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Ted Brown Seasons: 1984

6
25 16
Jerick McKinnon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Jerick McKinnon Seasons: 2017, 2016

7
31 22
Dalvin Cook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Dalvin Cook Seasons: 2017

8
18 10
Chester Taylor is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Chester Taylor Seasons: 2006

9
14 8
Dave Osborn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Dave Osborn Seasons: 1974, 1971, 1970

10
13 7
Darrin Nelson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Darrin Nelson Seasons: 1988, 1987, 1986, 1985, 1983, 1982  

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12 6
Terry Allen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Terry Allen Seasons: 1994, 1992

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15 10
Michael Bennett is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Michael Bennett Seasons: 2004, 2002, 2001

13
9 7
Moe Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Moe Williams Seasons: 2003

14
19 18
Matt Asiata is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Matt Asiata Seasons: 2014

15
11 12
Rickey Young is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Rickey Young Seasons: 1981, 1980, 1979, 1978

16
10 12
Oscar Reed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Oscar Reed Seasons: 1973, 1972

17
10 12
Mewelde Moore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Mewelde Moore Seasons: 2005

18
9 14
Jerome Felton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Jerome Felton Seasons: 2013

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5 11
Barry Word is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Running Backs of All Time
Barry Word Seasons: 1993