50 greatest Minnesota Vikings players from the 2010s

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10: Adam Thielen – WR

It took a few years for Thielen to get his shot as a starter, but he certainly made sure the Vikings didn’t regret their decision to give him more playing time. Minnesota’s hometown hero earned himself a pair of trips to the Pro Bowl in both 2017 and 2018 thanks to him finishing with at least 90 catches, 1,275 receiving yards, and four touchdowns during each season.

9: Stefon Diggs – WR

Diggs didn’t appear in a game for the Vikings until Week 4 of his rookie season in 2015, but he never looked back once he was given his first opportunity to play. During the last decade, he had more catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns than any other wide receiver to suit up for Minnesota.

8: Xavier Rhodes – CB

While the end of the decade won’t be remembered fondly for Rhodes in a Vikings uniform, the first few years after Mike Zimmer arrived is really when the talented cornerback came into his own. In addition to shutting down numerous No. 1 receivers around the NFL, he was one of only four Minnesota defensive players to earn a First-Team All-Pro selection during the last decade.

7: Eric Kendricks – LB

Speaking of First-Team All-Pro selections, Kendricks is coming off a 2019 season that resulted in this very thing. Leading the team in tackles in each of his five years with Minnesota is a good reason to rank him high on this list as well.