The greatest Minnesota Vikings pass-catching trios from every decade

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Who are the best wide receiver trios to take the field for the Minnesota Vikings in each of the past seven decades, beginning with the 1960s?

With the 23rd overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Minnesota Vikings selected former USC receiver Jordan Addison. Addison brings three years of highlight reel catches from the University of Pittsburgh and USC to Minnesota.

While at Pitt, Addison was the Biletnikoff Award winner in 2021 after grabbing 100 receptions for over 1,500 yards and 17 touchdowns.

As a member of the Vikings, it will be exciting to see how head coach Kevin O’Connell uses the quartet of Addison, Justin Jefferson, K.J. Osborn, and T.J. Hockenson on offense.

Of course, Minnesota has had good receiving trios throughout franchise history. Looking back to the Vikings' very beginning as a franchise, one can find instances where the team trotted out three pass-catchers who were adept at putting fear into the defense.

That reflection led to the following list of the best trio of receivers who played for the organization during each decade of its existence.

The three criteria for assembling this list were as follows.

  1. Although many of the following played for Minnesota during two different decades, their name could only be used once.
  2. All three players had to be on the same roster at the same time.
  3. Tight ends or running backs could be used to round out the trio.

With that information in hand, here are the best Minnesota Vikings pass-catching trios from the last seven decades.