Minnesota Vikings select team captains for 2015 season


The Minnesota Vikings are almost ready for their 2015 regular season debut against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football, but first they had to sort out a few things.

Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) celebrates his sack against Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) in the second quarter Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen (97) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

One of the big things was deciding on who the team captains would be.  Considering all the youth and potential stars on this team, it could have been nearly anyone that might have been selected and they would have been great choices.  However, the Minnesota Vikings left the decision up to the players, who held a vote to decide.

Here are the four captains for the Minnesota Vikings during the 2015 NFL season:

  • Adrian Peterson, running back – The former NFL MVP is entering his 9th season with the Minnesota Vikings.  He has set the NFL record for most rushing yards in a game (296) and looks to return to the team after missing most of the 2014 campaign due to legal issues.
  • Teddy Bridgewater, quarterback – For most teams, choosing the quarterback is an easy choice when selecting a captain.  Bridgewater has been impressing folks around the league with his accuracy, maturity, and poise while trying to cement his place as the future for the Vikings.
  • Everson Griffen, defensive end – Entering his sixth season in the NFL, Everson Griffen will be a first time captain.  He led the Minnesota Vikings in sacks during 2014, bringing down the quarterback 12 times.  Griffen is a vocal leader of the team and isn’t afraid to let his emotions show.
  • Chad Greenway, linebacker – A 10 season veteran of the NFL, Greenway continues to rack up tackles for the team, netting 93 last season alone.  He is known for his toughness and football intelligence, making him the grizzled veteran of the group of Minnesota Vikings captains.

According to the Pioneer Press, these four individuals have been taking the lead in practices, moving to the front during stretches and warm ups.  Everson Griffen is particularly happy with his new role with the Minnesota Vikings.

"“I’ve been waiting all my life to be a captain. I work hard to be a captain. I try to be a leader each and every day. I try to set an example. I’m happy. I feel like I can take on the role head first.”"

Congratulations go out to these four team leaders.  You can see thecaptains and the rest of the Minnesota Vikings during the second game of Monday Night Football’s double-header.

Next: Minnesota Vikings 2015 Game By Game Previews

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