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The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the players who had the most success playing tight end for the Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings have had some great tight ends throughout the franchise’s history. This list of past Minnesota tight ends features former greats, current impact players, and even future stars. As the tight end position increasingly becomes more of a focal point in offensive schemes, one can only imagine what this list with look like in years down the road. No matter what happens with the evolution of this position, these Vikings tight ends have left a legacy for this that can’t be taken away. 

Great Minnesota Vikings players such as Steve Jordan, Kyle Rudolph, and Visanthe Shiancoe, who could count among the best NFL players ever, have gone down as some of the best tight ends in Vikings franchise history.

So who’s the greatest tight end in Minnesota Vikings history? Which of these tight ends has left a lasting legacy in the city of Minnesota? Vote below for who you think is the best Minnesota Vikings tight end of all time, then head over and check out the top Minnesota Vikings players ever.

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1
Steve Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time

1982-1994

Vikings stats: 176 games played, 498 receptions, 6,307 yards, 28 TDs

2
Kyle Rudolph is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time
Kyle Rudolph

2011-2018

Vikings stats: 112 games played, 386 receptions, 3,787 yards, 41 TDs

3
Jim Kleinsasser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time

1999-2011

Vikings stats: 181 games played, 192 receptions, 1,688 yards, 6 TDs

4
Visanthe Shiancoe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time

2007-2011

Vikings stats: 80 games played, 208 receptions, 2,424 yards, 24 TDs

5
Joe Senser is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time
Joe Senser

1980-1984

Vikings stats: 49 games played, 165 receptions, 1,822 yards, 16 TDs

6
Stu Voigt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time

1970-1980

Vikings stats: 131 games played, 177 receptions, 1,919 yards, 17 TDs

7
Andrew Jordan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time
Andrew Jordan

1994-1997, 1999-2001

Vikings stats: 87 games played, 97 receptions, 763 yards, 4 TDs

8
Andrew Glover is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time

1997-1999

Vikings stats: 45 games played, 95 receptions, 1,227 yards, 9 TDs

9
Jermaine Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time

2004-2006

Vikings stats: 46 games played, 186 receptions, 1,659 yards, 6 TDs

10
John Beasley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time
John Beasley

1967-1973

Vikings stats: 75 games played, 115 receptions, 1,242 yards, 12 TDs

11
Mike Mularkey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time

1983-1988

Vikings stats: 75 games played, 42 receptions, 464 yards, 5 TDs

12
Mike Tice is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time

1992-1993, 1995

Vikings stats: 31 games played, 14 receptions, 126 yards, 2 TDs

13
Adrian Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time
Adrian Cooper

1994-1995

Vikings stats: 25 games played, 50 receptions, 570 yards, 0 TDs

14
Byron Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time
Byron Chamberlain

2001-2002

Vikings stats: 29 games played, 91 receptions, 1,055 yards, 3 TDs

15
Bob Tucker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time

1977-1980

Vikings stats: 56 games played, 95 receptions, 1,045 yards, 5 TDs

16
Hal Bedsole is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time
Hal Bedsole

1964-1966

Vikings stats: 24 games played, 26 receptions, 418 yards, 8 TDs

17
Gordie Smith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time
Gordie Smith

1961-1965

Vikings stats: 54 games played, 57 receptions, 1,277 yards, 13 TDs

18
Ray Poage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time
Ray Poage

1963

Vikings stats: 7 games played, 15 receptions, 354 yards, 2 TDs

19
Greg DeLong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time
Greg DeLong

1995-1998

Vikings stats: 49 games played, 30 receptions, 205 yards, 0 TDs

20
Preston Carpenter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time
Preston Carpenter

1966

Vikings stats: 12 games played, 27 receptions, 487 yards, 4 TDs

21
John Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time
John Davis

2000

Vikings stats: 15 games played, 17 receptions, 202 yards, 1 TD

22
Bob Bruer is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time
Bob Bruer

1980-1983

Vikings stats: 51 games played, 46 receptions, 455 yards, 7 TDs

23
Dave Casper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time

1983

Vikings stats: 10 games played, 13 receptions, 172 yards, 0 TDs

24
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time
Billy Martin

1968

Vikings stats: 14 games played, 10 receptions, 101 yards, 1 TD

25
Chase Ford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Minnesota Vikings Tight Ends Of All Time
Chase Ford

2012-2014

Vikings stats: 20 games played, 34 receptions, 391 yards, 1 TD