5 current Vikings with the best Hall of Fame chances

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Which current Minnesota Vikings have a chance to be enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the pinnacle of personal success in the NFL and the Minnesota Vikings have learned the hard way that playing well is not always enough to earn a bust. Several stars of the past have had their names etched in history but countless others have missed out despite impressive performances on the field.

Players have to be the best of the very best to have their names forever immortalized in Canton. For the Vikings, the current roster has a handful of players that could wind up on the exclusive list by the time it is all said and done.

Now, it is hard to guarantee that any player will make the Hall of Fame right now. Projections can be exciting but not a single current Viking has the resume to be a shoo-in like Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, or Aaron Donald.

Perhaps there will be some current players that will enter the franchise’s Ring of Honor as a way to uphold their careers in Minnesota but even that does not hold a candle to the Hall of Fame.

It’s a fun exercise to discuss which players deserve to be at the top of the sport’s history and which guys are worth celebrating for eternity after their playing days are long gone. For the 2022 Vikings, there are some names we could hear announced into Canton in the future.