3 former Vikings who could be picked for the team's Ring of Honor in 2023

Former Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway
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Candidate No. 2: Anthony Carter - WR (1985 - 1993)

During the last 30 years, the Vikings have become known as some of the best wide receivers in the entire NFL. From Justin Jefferson to Randy Moss to Cris Carter, a Minnesota receiver playing at an extremely high level is not something that is foreign to the franchise.

But before Carter, Moss, and Jefferson, there was someone else by the name of Anthony Carter who established himself as one of the best wide receivers in Vikings history.

After a couple of years in the USFL, Carter began his NFL career with Minnesota in 1985. As a rookie, he led the Vikings in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, despite only catching 43 passes.

During his first six seasons with Minnesota, Carter made the Pro Bowl three times, he scored 40 touchdowns, and he averaged 17.6 yards per catch.

In the Vikings' upset of the San Francisco 49ers in the 1987 divisional round of the playoffs, Carter finished with 10 receptions for a whopping 227 yards. His 227 receiving yards against the 49ers are still the second-most ever by an NFL player in a playoff game.

When Carter parted with Minnesota in 1994, he left as the franchise's career leader in catches, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns.