The Minnesota Vikings have made a number of trades during their history. But which three moves are the the worst the team has ever made?
Throughout their history has a franchise, the Minnesota Vikings have executed a number of headline-making trades. Some of the best players to ever suit up for the Vikings were added to the roster as a result of a trade including Jared Allen and Fran Tarkenton (the second time around).
Minnesota has made a number of trades during the offseason and the NFL Draft, but the Vikings also have not been afraid to pull the trigger during the middle of the season either.
Even this year, Minnesota acquired offensive lineman Brett Jones in a trade with the New York Giants back in August.
Current Vikings general manager Rick Spielman has never been one to shy away from making a trade in order to make the team better. However, some of Spielman’s decisions during his tenure have not always translated into the greatest results.
With this season’s trade deadline quickly approaching (October 30), it seems like a good time to go over some of Minnesota’s most notable deals during their history as an NFL franchise.
We’ll get the painful memories out of the way first and take a look back at some of the worst exchanges ever made by the Vikings. Of all the trades made by Minnesota over the years, which three stand out as the absolute worst?