Not every great player has to come from the NFL Draft. Here are 15 of the greatest Minnesota Vikings players who were signed to the team as free agents.
There are some great ways to build an NFL franchise. Squads like the Minnesota Vikings can acquire top talent through the NFL Draft or trade for players from other teams who they feel can help round them out or make them contenders.
Another way to get great players is through free agency. Sometimes, important players end up leaving their current team or going undrafted and are free to sign with whichever team they choose. And sometimes, that squad is the Vikings.
There are some great players who have come to Minnesota through free agency over the years who have gone on to be major contributors for the franchise. Some of those players even landed in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Let’s take a look at the top players who ever signed with the Vikings as a free agent ever from the time the franchise started in 1961 until now.