Minnesota Vikings former players in Super Bowl 50


The Minnesota Vikings have some players who used to be members of their team’s roster who are participating in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7, 2016.

On Sunday, February 7, 2016, the biggest game in football will be played. This year, the NFL is celebrating Super Bowl 50, and it will feature the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers fighting for the right to be named the World Champions.

In the game, there will be some Minnesota Vikings players who will be fighting for a Super Bowl ring. And although these players weren’t able to make the big dance with the boys in purple, there is still no reason to root for them on Sunday.

Here are the three players from the Minnesota Vikings who will be playing in Super Bowl 50:

Kurt Coleman, safety – Carolina Panthers:  As a player who spent just four months with the Vikings, Coleman was released on August 31, 2014. He finally found a home with his fourth NFL team and put together a great season, earning Defensive Player of the Week honors once and was the co-leader in interceptions for the NFC.

  • Joe Webb, quarterback/special teams – Carolina Panthers:  At one time, Joe Webb was one of the most exciting parts of the Minnesota Vikings. His freakish athleticism made him one of the most interesting young players on the roster. However, Minnesota couldn’t find a place for him and he was let go. Now, he’s the Panthers’ third quarterback and is a regular on special teams.
  • Jared Allen, defensive end – Carolina Panthers:  There are many fans hoping to see Jared Allen get his first Super Bowl win. In Minnesota, he chased the NFL sack record and was a cornerstone of the defense. However, the emergence of Everson Griffen and his large salary made it difficult for the Vikings to keep him. After a short stay in Chicago, Allen was traded to Carolina.
  • Looking at these players, you’d think most fans of the Minnesota Vikings would be cheering on the Carolina Panthers because of the former players fighting for a World Championship.

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    You can watch Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7, 2016 starting at 6:30 PM on CBS. The game will be held at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California and will feature a National Anthem by Lady Gaga and a halftime performance from Coldplay with special guests Beyonce and Bruno Mars. Don’t miss it!