A trio of Vikings has made the list of 17 finalists for induction into the pro football Hall-of-Fame: WR Cris Carter, OG Randall McDaniel and OT Gary Zimmerman. The inductees will be announced February 2.
Carter is a no-brainer – he’s 2nd all-time in receptions and receiving touchdowns, and 6th in receiving yards (though T.O. and Randy Moss will both pass him next year in TDs and so will Marvin Harrison if he doesn’t retire). McDaniel, I think, should also make the Hall – he was a Pro Bowler 12 times, and arguably the best left guard of his era (even despite his funky stance). Zimmerman is a slightly tougher sell than McDaniel, but he did make the Pro Bowl 7 times, and has the distinction of being named on both the 1980s and 1990s All-Decade teams.