Minnesota Vikings Posters
NFL Posters – Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings posters are a bit of a departure from many of the other NFL team posters on Allposters.com. Vikings posters tend to focus on great players of the past, perhaps because the Minnesota Vikings have traded away several of their top stars in the past few seasons.
Another factor may be the fact that the Vikings have fielded a lot of great teams in the past 45 years, and therefore have a lot of big stars. That being said, the current franchise player, Adrian Peterson, understandably gets a lot of love in the Vikes posters catalogue.
Minnesota Vikings Posters – Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson is the Minnesota Vikings’ current franchise player. The former University of Oklahoma Sooners running back was drafted by the Vikings with the 7th overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft. Peterson proved to be an instant star, despite plans by the team to split time between A.D. and Chester Taylor.
Adrian Peterson was voted the 2007 NFL Rookie of the Year. Along with the Vikings defense, which just got a lot better with the addition of Jared Allen from the Kansas City Chiefs, Adrian Peterson is the reason that Minnesota vikings fans have hope for the future.
There are several great Adrian L. Peterson posters. One has Peterson busting through an arm tackle of an Atlanta Falcons defending, while a second one has Adrian Peterson sprawling as he may or may not be tripping over a San Francisco 49ers tackler. A second photo enlargement is a split second earlier in the same play, while A.D. is more upright. Another picture has Peterson sweeping right, while a fifth photo has Adrian Peterson racing right, but cutting left.
Fran Tarkenton Posters
Fran Tarkenton was the face of the Franchise through much of the 1960′s and 1970′s. Tarkenton had two stints in a Minnesota Vikings uniform. He would be traded to the New York Giants in 1967, but traded back to the Vikings in the offseason of 1972. Fran Tarkenton would lead the Minnesota Vikings to three Super Bowls in the next five seasons, and would eventually break the NFL record for most all-time passing yards. This mark would be surpassed in time. Tarkenton was in many ways ahead of his time, as he was a scrambling quarterback in a more orthodox era of football.
In characteristic fashion, the Fran Tarkenton posters have him scrambling, trying to make a play on an overcast Minnesota day.
Minnesota Vikings Football Posters – Chester Taylor
Chester Taylor was signed by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2006 offseaon to be their starting running back. He had a productive year, but the Vikings drafted Adrian Peterson in the 1st round the next year when he fell. This means that Chester Taylor returns to the role of talented backup, though with A.D.’s injury history, that might be an important role in the Minnesota Vikings offense.
There are five Chester Taylor posters. My favorite has Taylor being upended, putting out his right arm to avoid dropping directly on his head. Three more have Chester making cuts, trying to avoid tackles.
Randy Moss Posters
Randy Moss was one of the most talented and controversial Minnesota Vikings ever. Randy Moss was drafted late in the 1st round by the Minnesota Vikings in 1997, when other teams feared his character issues. Moss became one of the most feared wide receivers in the NFL for other reasons, mainly for his speed and athleticism tracking down deep balls. After a series of incidents and increasing contract figures, the Vikings traded Moss to the Oakland Raiders.
He has since went to the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots, but there are still Minnesota Vikings era Randy Moss posters on All Posters.
Minnesota Vikings Legends – Carl Eller Posters
Carl Eller was one of the Purple People Eaters defensive front for the Minnesota Vikings of the 1960′s and 1970′s. Eller was a 6-time Pro Bowler on a team that went to four Superbowls, though he missed the final Super Bowl appearance due to retirement. Carl Eller’s teammates on that d-line were Alan Page, Gary Larsen and Jim Marshall.
I’m surprised there’s no Alan Page posters on Allposter.com, though I was glad to see the site has Carl Eller posters. My favorite is a photo of Carl Eller strapping on his helmet, ready for another series of downs.
Vintage Daunte Culpepper Vikings Posters
Daunte Culpepper was another controversial Minnesota Vikings player of the past ten years. He combined great running ability for a guy his size (260 lbs.) and a gun for an arm, though some questioned his decision making and occasionally even his accuracy. Culpepper led the Vikings during two amazing years, in 2000 and 2004. But he soon fell out of favor due to a party boat incident which he seemed to have been unfairly singled out for. He never recovered from a major knee injury in 2005, and has since bounced around the league, stopping in Miami and Oakland.
There remain several Daunte Culpepper posters on Allposters, mostly of the montage variety. My favorite is a photo enhancement of Culpepper running in open field with the ball, which is how I prefer to remember Daunte Culpepper’s glory years.
Tarvaris Jackson Posters – Vikings QB
Tarvaris Jackson was the Minnesota Vikings 2nd round pick of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Alabama State University. Jackson became the Vikings starter late in his rookie season. He was named the opening day starter in 2007. Towards the end of the year, Tarvaris Jackson got injured. Before the time of his injury, Jackson had compiled an 8-4 record as a starter. The young quarterback appears to be the QB of the future for the Vikings, though he remains an inconsistent performer.