Former Vikings GM Lynn dies

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 8:22 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Former Vikings GM Mike Lynn died Saturday. He was 76. Lynn served as the team’s GM from 1975-90.

The Vikings released the following statement: "The Vikings are deeply saddened by the passing of Mike Lynn. He was instrumental in the success of the Vikings for many years. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Lynn family in this difficult time."

One of Lynn’s more notable moves was trading five players and seven draft picks to the Cowboys in 1989 for RB Herschel Walker. From 1975-90, the Vikings made the playoffs nine times.