Who Should Be Next Into The Ring Of Honor?

We're getting to the time of year where the Minnesota Vikings should be announcing who the next former Viking to be inducted into the team's "Ring of Honor" will be. I think we are, anyway. . .not sure when last year's announcement was made. In any event, it should be coming before too much longer.

With that in mind, I thought it would be interesting to open up the debate to see which former Viking should be the next to go into the Ring of Honor. To refresh everyone's memory, here are the players and other individuals that are a part of it, in chronological order.

Jim Finks, executive (1998)
Bud Grant, coach (1998)
Paul Krause, safety (1998)
Alan Page, defensive tackle (1998)
Fran Tarkenton, quarterback (1998)
Fred Zamberletti, trainer (1998)
Jim Marshall, defensive end (1999)
Ron Yary, offensive tackle (2001)
Korey Stringer, offensive tackle (2001)
Mick Tingelhoff, center (2001)
Carl Eller, defensive end (2002)
Cris Carter, wide receiver (2003)
Bill Brown, running back (2004)
Jerry Burns, coach (2005)
Randall McDaniel, guard (2006)
Chuck Foreman, running back (2007)
John Randle, defensive tackle (2008)
Scott Studwell, linebacker (2009)
Chris Doleman, defensive end (2011)
Matt Blair, linebacker (2012)

Trying to think of some guys that belong on the list. Here are a few that I've come up with, but I'm sure that most of you could add others.

Anthony Carter, wide receiver - Carter had nine pretty good years in Minnesota (1985 to 1993) after a stint with the Oakland Invaders of the United States Football League. Though it's been 20 years since A.C. put on the purple and gold, he still ranks third in team history in both receiving yardage (7,636) and receiving touchdowns (52). He's also responsible for what might be the single greatest game by a Vikings' wide receiver with his ten reception, 227-yard performance in the 1987 playoffs against the San Francisco 49ers.

Steve Jordan, tight end - Jordan played thirteen years for the Vikings (1982 to 1994) and never suited up for another NFL team. He was a very consistent threat for almost all of those seasons, finishing his career with 6,307 receiving yards. That total that puts him in sixth overall in Vikings history and gives him, by far, the highest yardage total of any Vikings' tight end.

Joey Browner, safety - Browner was known as one of the hardest hitters of his era in the National Football League. He played for the Vikings from 1983 to 1991, and during that time accumulated 37 interceptions (fourth-highest in team history) to go along with 9.5 sacks. He was one of the leaders of a Minnesota defense that spent a pretty good portion of the 80s being pretty good.

How about you folks? Do you have any ideas for who you'd like to see go into the Vikings' Ring of Honor next?

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