Morten Andersen is once again a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, but will 2017 be the year the former Minnesota Vikings kicker gets inducted?
The Minnesota Vikings have 19 former players, coaches, and executives in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. However, that number could change if former kicker Morten Andersen gets inducted for 2017 and becomes the 20th.
Andersen was named a finalist for the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame, but that is not uncharted territory for the accurate kicker. In fact, he was first made a finalist back in 2014, but has failed to get the number of votes necessary to be enshrined.
The fourth time could be a charm for Morten Andersen. He has been a finalist 4 of his 5 years of eligibility for the prestigious honor, and the hope is that the fourth try can be a charm.
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Andersen only spent one year with the Minnesota Vikings at the end of his career, but he is memorable to fans of the team. He has brought pain the franchise , but the team one season with the potential gold jacket wearer.
Here are the years and teams Morten Andersen spent with each NFL Team during his 25 seasons in the league according to the official Pro Football Hall of Fame page:
- 1982-1994 New Orleans Saints
- 1995-2000, 2006-2007 Atlanta Falcons
- 2001 New York Giants
- 2002-03 Kansas City Chiefs
- 2004 Minnesota Vikings
Even if Morten Andersen does make the Pro Football Hall of Fame, fans of the Minnesota Vikings shouldn’t expect to see any purple in his locker. The former kicker has made it very clear that he wants to be inducted as a member of the New Orleans Saints, but that makes sense considering he spent 13 seasons there compared to his final season in Minnesota.