Top 12 Minnesota Vikings cornerback duos of all-time

(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Trae Waynes and Xavier Rhodes
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Trae Waynes and Xavier Rhodes /
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(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Xavier Rhodes
(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) Xavier Rhodes /

12. Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes (2017-2018)

  • 2 seasons
  • 6 interceptions
  • 0 fumble recoveries
  • 0 touchdowns
  • 60 starts

Xavier Rhodes and Trae Waynes kickoff the ranking, and yes, this places them as the worst pair of cornerbacks that qualified. This duo ranks high in the games started, each with 30 starts the last two seasons. However, averaging only three interceptions per season is the lowest in the ranking.

As mentioned in the introduction, this pair of first-round picks will be a key for the Minnesota Vikings this season, and they just might have plenty of time to improve upon their ranking when their careers are over.

11. Antoine Winfield and Brian Williams (2004-2005)

  • 2 seasons
  • 13 interceptions
  • 3 fumbles recovered
  • 0 touchdowns
  • 53 starts

Antoine Winfield played nine seasons with the Vikings. A first-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills in 1999, he joined the Vikings as a free agent in 2004—probably the best move head coach Mike Tice made during his tenure in Minnesota.

The Vikings selected Brian Williams in the fourth round of the 2002 draft. In 2003 he became the full-time starter playing in all 16 games and leading the NFL in interception return yards with 205 on five interceptions. In 2004 he would be paired with Winfield.

With Winfield and Williams, the Minnesota Vikings had a solid pair of cornerbacks that averaged 6.5 interceptions and 1.5 fumble recoveries over the two seasons they played together. Winfield, known as a great tackler in his career, and Williams averaged 76 tackles per season.

Unfortunately, their time together ended when Williams signed to play with the Jaguars in 2006. Winfield makes another appearance in this ranking before the end.