Early in the 2018 NFL season, the Minnesota Vikings will induct another man with a significant place in franchise history into their Ring of Honor, and it’s hard to say that he isn’t completely deserving.
The team has announced that former head coach Dennis Green will be inducted into the Ring of Honor in 2018. The ceremony for Green’s induction will take place on 23 September, at halftime of the Vikings’ Week 3 contest against the Buffalo Bills at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Green is, quite easily, the most successful coach the Vikings have employed not named Bud Grant. He became the head coach of the team in January of 1992, and held the job until the penultimate week of the 2001 season. He finished his Vikings’ career with an overall record of 101 wins and 70 losses, giving him the second-most wins in team history behind Grant. He was also the man that coached the greatest offense in team history, the 1998 squad that set a then-NFL record with 556 points scored en route to a 15-1 record.
Green’s teams made the post season in eight of his ten years as the team’s head coach, and brought home the NFC Central Division title four times.
Coach Green passed away in July of 2016 due to complications from cardiac arrest.
Dennis Green will be the 24th member of the team’s Ring of Honor. The Vikings inducted two men last year, adding wide receivers Randy Moss and Ahmad Rashad.
Congratulations to the family of Dennis Green on being named the next man to be inducted into the Minnesota Vikings’ Ring of Honor!