4. Terence Newman (2015 – Now)
Signed as a free-agent by the Vikings in 2015, Newman was brought in to help teach Mike Zimmer’s defense to the rest of the roster. However, the cornerback’s play on the field proved he was added to the roster for his talent as well.
Despite being 37-years-old, Newman was one of Minnesota’s two starting cornerbacks in the 2015 season. Thanks to him racking up 62 total tackles, 12 pass deflections, and three interceptions that year, the Vikings ended the season with the NFL’s 12th-best pass defense.
Since 2015, Newman has shifted more into a reserve role for Minnesota. But his presence on the roster has still played a big factor in the Vikings’ pass defense evolving into one of the best in the league over the last few years.
Newman will be 40-years-old when Minnesota kicks off the upcoming 2018 regular season. But even at his age, the veteran corner is still capable of keeping up with all the 20-somethings around the NFL.