Pat Williams. Antoine Winfield. Darren Sharper. And Jerome Felton last offseason.
The signing of Steve Hutchinson in 2006 was named in an ESPN piece as the ninth-best signing in league history.
There's been a good run of success in plucking from the market.
But it hasn't been all roses.
Minnesota has had its fair share of scrubs, and that's the focus here: to glorify Minnesota's five worst free-agent signings ever.
Players make this list for not playing up to their contracts (being overpaid), having a fair amount of hype surrounding their signing and not living up to it, off-field issues and a poor on-field performance period.
The more of the above traits a player has the more likely he is to be the No. 1.
And it can't be a player who's currently under contract with the Vikings. That player still has a chance to redeem himself.