5 former Vikings that won a Super Bowl after leaving Minnesota

(Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) Percy Harvin
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Bryant McKinnie –  OT (Baltimore Ravens)

Bryant McKinnie served as a staple in the Vikings offense for nine seasons. The seventh overall pick in the 2002 NFL Draft, McKinnie earned his lone Pro Bowl appearance with Minnesota in 2009.

McKinnie went on to wear a different shade of purple, signing with the Ravens in 2011. It was with the Ravens that McKinnie was able to win his first Super Bowl when Baltimore defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl XLVII.

Blocking for Super Bowl MVP, quarterback Joe Flacco, McKinnie experienced the mountain top he was never able to reach during his tenure in Minnesota. He was traded to the Dolphins the following season, and retired shortly after.

A player that spent most of their career in one shade of purple, only to move on to another that gifted them a Championship fits the bill for the next player, as well.