On the heels of the news Wednesday that Randy Moss will be among the newest inductees for the Minnesota Vikings' Ring of Honor later this year, we ask: Where does he stand all-time among the Vikes' deep stable of legends? Vote the following players up or down to help us rank them:
One doesn't have to go that deep to find stiff competition in Adrian Peterson, who joined the New Orleans Saints this offseason after a decade in the Vikings' backfield that included an MVP award and a 2,000-yard rushing season. There's also Cris Carter, who caught more than 100 touchdown passes in purple and remains one of the most productive receivers ever, and Randall McDaniel, who nearly two decades after retirement remains one of the game's all-time great offensive guards.
Of course, no conversation is complete without mentioning Chris Doleman, whose 21 sacks in 1989 remain one of the best single-season totals ever, and who helped revolutionize the defensive end position with his speed-rushing ability. And it goes without saying that plenty of players from the "Purple People Eaters" era of the 1960s and '70s deserve consideration, between Alan Page, Carl Eller, Ron Yary, Chuck Foreman and Fran Tarkenton.
With the exception of Peterson, who's still active, and Moss, who's ineligible until 2018, all of the aforementioned Vikings are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
-- Brendan C. Hall