6 Minnesota Vikings players who deserved to win a Super Bowl

(Photo By JERRY HOLT/Star Tribune via Getty Images) Randy Moss
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(Photo By BRUCE BISPING/Star Tribune via Getty Images) Cris Carter /

6. Cris Carter, wide receiver

The career of Cris Carter was a bit of a bumpy road, but things stabilized for the wide receiver after he landed in Minnesota. His ability as a great route runner with reliable hands quickly made him a huge asset to the Vikings offense and pairing him with Randy Moss was a great move by the team’s front office.

Carter spent 12 seasons in a purple and gold jersey and finished as the franchise leader in receptions (1004), receiving yards (12,383), and receiving touchdowns (110) and it doesn’t look like those numbers will be broken by another Vikings receiver any time soon.

The eight-time Pro Bowl player and two-time All-Pro came up big in many situations with the team. However, despite the high-powered offense, the team always seemed to come up short. This was even true in the magical 1998 season.

It’s a shame to see a receiving duo as great as Randy Moss and Cris Carter not end their careers with Super Bowl rings. However, having both of them in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and all the great memories they gave Minnesota Vikings will have to suffice.

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Of course, there are some great Minnesota Vikings non-players who should have won a Super Bowl. Among those who didn’t quite get a ring, head coaches Bud Grant and Dennis Green come to mind. However, it is still amazing to have so many great individuals in the history of the franchise.