5 Minnesota Vikings who retired at the perfect time

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Which former Minnesota Vikings can look back at their careers at know they retired at the perfect time?

There are plenty of players throughout the NFL who choose to extend their careers for longer than they should. This could be down to their desire to make enough money to ensure finances don’t become a problem in later life. While some become fearful of what things will be like once they finally decide to hang up their cleats.

The Minnesota Vikings have had plenty of these throughout history. This has sometimes come to the detriment of the organization. But teams do get attached to someone who has made a lasting contribution for a consistent period.

This will sometimes cloud their judgment. Players might see everything on the field as sharp as they ever did in their twilight years. But their body just cannot get to a certain spot quickly compared to younger individuals on the roster.

Father time waits for no man. And there is little doubt that walking away from the adulation is incredibly hard.

This is where problems can arise when retired players once the cheers from the crowd and camaraderie in the locker room grow silent. But how each player handles this is entirely down to their character and their preparations for life after football.

Some can look back in the comfort of knowing they walked away at the correct moment. Here are four Vikings who retired at the perfect time.