5 best Minnesota Vikings wide receivers of the 21st century

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1. Randy Moss (1998 – 2004, 2010)

Was there really any other option than Moss for the top of this list? Of course not. His time with the Vikings certainly played a big part in why he will be getting inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August.

By the beginning of the 21st century, Moss was already in the midst of terrorizing opposing defenses.

From 2000 to 2004, he finished with at least 75 catches, 1,200 receiving yards, and seven touchdowns during a season on four different occasions. In this same time period, Moss earned three trips to the Pro Bowl and and two First-Team All-Pro selections.

Of every receiver to ever play in a game for Minnesota in the 21st century, Moss accumulated more total catches (438), receiving yards (6,590), and touchdowns (64) than all of them.

His impact on the Vikings was more than just monster statistics too. With Moss on the field generating a ton of attention from opposing defenses, Minnesota finished with a top 10 scoring offense four times from 2000 to 2004.

After the Vikings traded him in 2005, Moss returned to the Twin Cities in 2010 for a brief four-game stint. Despite his short stay that season, he still managed to haul in two touchdown passes.

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Moss may have only spent about five years of the 21st century in a Minnesota uniform. But his imprint on the Vikings organization is something that will be remembered forever.