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Brett Favre took over as the Vikings' starting quarterback in 2009.

The Minnesota Vikings are a professional American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They are members of the North Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). A franchise was granted to Minneapolis businessmen Bill Boyer, H. P. Skoglund and Max Winter in 1959 as a member of the American Football League (AFL). The ownership forfeited their AFL membership in January 1960 and received the National Football League's 14th franchise on January 28, 1960 that started play in 1961.[1]

The Vikings have had 30 starting quarterbacks (QB) in the history of their franchise; they have never had more than three starting quarterbacks in one season.[a] The Vikings' past starting quarterbacks include Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees Fran Tarkenton and Warren Moon.[2] The team's first starting quarterback was George Shaw; he was replaced by Tarkenton in the franchise's first game, and the future Hall of Famer retained the starting role for most of the remainder of the season. The Vikings' starting quarterback from 2009 to 2010 was Brett Favre—formerly of the Vikings' rivals, the Green Bay Packers—who was playing in his 19th season in the NFL.

The 2011 season started with quarterback Donovan McNabb, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins, under center. He was benched late in the sixth game of the season and replaced with rookie Christian Ponder. Ponder became the 31st starting quarterback in Vikings history the following week, when he made his first NFL start in a 33–27 loss to the Green Bay Packers.

HistoryEdit

The Vikings' starting quarterback for the first game of their inaugural season against the Chicago Bears was George Shaw.[3] However, he was replaced by Fran Tarkenton early on, who passed for four touchdowns in the game and rushed for one more. Tarkenton went on to start in 10 of the Vikings' 14 regular season matches that year.[4] He played for the Vikings until 1967, when he was traded to the New York Giants,[5] and Joe Kapp took his place as the Vikings' starting QB.[6] Kapp led the Vikings to their first playoff appearance in 1968,[7] but he was traded to the Boston Patriots in 1970 and Gary Cuozzo stepped up to replace him.[6][8] Cuozzo remained in the position for two seasons, moving to the St. Louis Cardinals in 1972.[8]

Tarkenton returned for another seven-year spell as the Vikings' starting quarterback in 1972, continuing until his retirement in 1978,[5] at which point Tommy Kramer was promoted from the second string in his second season with the franchise.[9] Kramer was injured for most of the 1983 season, so Steve Dils served as the starting quarterback for most of the season,[10] before Kramer reclaimed the position in 1984.[9] For the 1987 season, Kramer shared QB duties with Wade Wilson, before Wilson took over on a permanent basis from 1988.[11] Wilson was replaced by the emerging Rich Gannon in 1990,[12] but Gannon was released after the 1992 season and veteran Jim McMahon took over for the 1993 season until the arrival of Warren Moon in 1994.[13]

Moon retained the starting QB spot for two seasons,[14] but suffered a broken collarbone halfway through his third season with the Vikings and was replaced by Brad Johnson for the remainder of the season.[15] The Vikings had three starting quarterbacks in the following three seasons – Johnson (1997),[15] Randall Cunningham (1998)[16] and Jeff George (1999)[17] – before Daunte Culpepper began a six-year spell in his second year in the NFL in 2000.[18] He suffered a serious knee injury during the 2005 season, and Johnson took over in the position again, having re-signed the previous summer after seven years away from the franchise.[15] Culpepper then joined the Miami Dolphins in 2006,[18] giving Johnson another full year as starting QB,[15] only to be replaced by sophomore Tarvaris Jackson in 2007.[19] The 2008 season commenced with Jackson starting at quarterback,[19] but he was replaced after two games by Gus Frerotte, who was returning to the Vikings from the St. Louis Rams after having been traded to the Miami Dolphins in 2005.[20] Jackson regained the job for the final three games and led the Vikings to their first divisional title since 2000, and their first NFC North title.[19] In 2009, the Vikings recruited veteran QB Brett Favre out of retirement to be their new starting quarterback.[21] In Week 13 of the 2010 season, Favre suffered a chest injury that ended his NFL-record streak of consecutive starts at 297 (321 including postseason games), and Tarvaris Jackson reclaimed the starting spot for Week 14. However, Jackson was injured himself in Week 15, giving rookie Joe Webb a chance to stake a claim for the position.

Starting quarterbacks by seasonEdit

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Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee Warren Moon was the Minnesota Vikings' starting quarterback from 1994 to 1996.

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A white man wearing a purple jersey with white trim and a large numeral "9" in white on his chest. He is wearing a purple American football helmet with a dark visor covering his eyes.

Jim McMahon was the Vikings' starting quarterback for the 1993 season.

Year Column links to corresponding team season
(#) Number of games started in the regular season or post-season win–loss record
Inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame[2]

Regular seasonEdit

Season Quarterback(s) Ref(s)
1961 Fran Tarkenton (10) / George Shaw (4) [4][5][3]
1962 Fran Tarkenton (14) [22]
1963 Fran Tarkenton (13) / Ron Vander Kelen (1) [23][24]
1964 Fran Tarkenton (14) [25]
1965 Fran Tarkenton (14) [26]
1966 Fran Tarkenton (12) / Bob Berry (1) / Ron Vander Kelen (1) [27][28]
1967 Joe Kapp (11) / Ron Vander Kelen (3) [29][6]
1968 Joe Kapp (14) [7]
1969 Joe Kapp (13) / Gary Cuozzo (1) [30][8]
1970 Gary Cuozzo (12) / Bob Lee (2) [31][32]
1971 Gary Cuozzo (8) / Bob Lee (4) / Norm Snead (2) [33][34]
1972 Fran Tarkenton (14) [35]
1973 Fran Tarkenton (14) [36]
1974 Fran Tarkenton (13) / Bob Berry (1) [37]
1975 Fran Tarkenton (14) [38]
1976 Fran Tarkenton (13) / Bob Lee (1) [39]
1977 Fran Tarkenton (9) / Bob Lee (4) / Tommy Kramer (1) [40][9]
1978[b] Fran Tarkenton (16) [41]
1979 Tommy Kramer (16) [42]
1980 Tommy Kramer (15) / Steve Dils (1) [43][10]
1981 Tommy Kramer (14) / Steve Dils (2) [44]
1982[c] Tommy Kramer (9) [45]
1983 Steve Dils (12) / Tommy Kramer (3) / Wade Wilson (1) [46][11]
1984 Tommy Kramer (9) / Wade Wilson (5) / Archie Manning (2) [47][48]
1985 Tommy Kramer (15) / Wade Wilson (1) [49]
1986 Tommy Kramer (13) / Wade Wilson (3) [50]
1987[c] Wade Wilson (7) / Tommy Kramer (5) / Tony Adams (3) [51][52]
1988 Wade Wilson (10) / Tommy Kramer (6) [53]
1989 Wade Wilson (12) / Tommy Kramer (4) [54]
1990 Rich Gannon (12) / Wade Wilson (4) [55][12]
1991 Rich Gannon (11) / Wade Wilson (5) [56]
1992 Rich Gannon (12) / Sean Salisbury (4) [57][58]
1993 Jim McMahon (12) / Sean Salisbury (4) [59][13]
1994 Warren Moon (15) / Sean Salisbury (1) [60][14]
1995 Warren Moon (16) [61]
1996 Warren Moon (8) / Brad Johnson (8) [62][15]
1997 Brad Johnson (13) / Randall Cunningham (3) [63][16]
1998 Randall Cunningham (14) / Brad Johnson (2) [64]
1999 Jeff George (10) / Randall Cunningham (6) [65][17]
2000 Daunte Culpepper (16) [66][18]
2001 Daunte Culpepper (11) / Todd Bouman (3) / Spergon Wynn (2) [67][68][69]
2002 Daunte Culpepper (16) [70]
2003 Daunte Culpepper (14) / Gus Frerotte (2) [71][20]
2004 Daunte Culpepper (16) [72]
2005 Daunte Culpepper (7) / Brad Johnson (9) [73]
2006 Brad Johnson (14) / Tarvaris Jackson (2) [74][19]
2007 Tarvaris Jackson (12) / Kelly Holcomb (3) / Brooks Bollinger (1) [75][76][77]
2008 Gus Frerotte (11) / Tarvaris Jackson (5) [78]
2009 Brett Favre (16) [79][21]
2010 Brett Favre (13) / Tarvaris Jackson (1) / Joe Webb (2) [80][81]
2011 Donovan McNabb (6) / Christian Ponder (10) [82][83][84]
2012 Christian Ponder (16) [85]

Post-seasonEdit

Season Quarterback(s) Ref(s)
1968 Joe Kapp (0–1) [6]
1969 Joe Kapp (2–1) [6]
1970 Gary Cuozzo (0–1) [8]
1971 Bob Lee (0–1) [32]
1973 Fran Tarkenton (2–1) [5]
1974 Fran Tarkenton (2–1) [5]
1975 Fran Tarkenton (0–1) [5]
1976 Fran Tarkenton (2–1) [5]
1977 Bob Lee (1–1) [32]
1978 Fran Tarkenton (0–1) [5]
1980 Tommy Kramer (0–1) [9]
1982 Tommy Kramer (1–1) [9]
1987 Tommy Kramer (1–0) / Wade Wilson (1–1) [9][11]
1988 Wade Wilson (1–1) [11]
1989 Wade Wilson (0–1) [11]
1992 Sean Salisbury (0–1) [58]
1993 Jim McMahon (0–1) [13]
1994 Warren Moon (0–1) [14]
1996 Brad Johnson (0–1) [15]
1997 Randall Cunningham (1–1) [16]
1998 Randall Cunningham (1–1) [16]
1999 Jeff George (1–1) [17]
2000 Daunte Culpepper (1–1) [18]
2004 Daunte Culpepper (1–1) [18]
2008 Tarvaris Jackson (0–1) [19]
2009 Brett Favre (1–1) [21]
2012 Joe Webb (0–1) [81]

StatisticsEdit

Having been the franchise's starting quarterback for 13 seasons (longer than any other Vikings player), Fran Tarkenton holds the record for the most starts in a Vikings jersey, and those for the most wins and ties.[86] He is also the franchise's leading passer in terms of numbers of attempts, completions, total yards gained and passing touchdowns, although Brett Favre has the best pass completion percentage.[86] However, Tarkenton has also thrown the most interceptions.[86] The record for the longest completed pass by a Vikings starting quarterback is held by Gus Frerotte, who threw a 99-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Bernard Berrian in a home game against the Chicago Bears in the 2008 season.[86][87]

Tarkenton is also the franchise leader for rushing attempts and rushing yards as a quarterback, but it is Daunte Culpepper – with 72 fewer rushing yards on 10 fewer attempts than Tarkenton – who has the most rushing touchdowns.[88] Tarkenton holds the record for the longest rush with a 52-yard run in his rookie season on the road against the Los Angeles Rams.[88][89]

Years Years that the quarterback was on the Vikings' roster Yds Yards gained by passing
GP Games played (regular season) TD Passing touchdowns
GS Games started (regular season) Int Interceptions thrown
W Number of wins as starting quarterback Lng Longest completed pass thrown (yards)
L Number of losses as starting quarterback Rate Quarterback rating
T Number of ties as starting quarterback Att Rushes attempted
Cmp Passes completed Yds Yards gained by rushing
Att Passes attempted TD Rushing touchdowns
Cmp% Percentage of passes completed Lng Longest rushing attempt
Name Years GP GS W L T Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Lng Rate Att Yds TD Lng Ref
Shaw, GeorgeGeorge Shaw 196184130 469150.5530444264.8 1039019 [3]
Tarkenton, FranFran Tarkenton 1961–1966
1972–1978
17717091736 2635456957.7330982391948980.1 46425482252 [5]
Vander Kelen, RonRon Vander Kelen 1963–1967295140 10725242.513756115350.0 26116120 [24]
Berry, BobBob Berry 1965–1967
1973–1975
242110 6312450.8708785260.1 72508 [28]
Kapp, JoeJoe Kapp 1967–1969403823123 35169950.2480737478562.2 99540527 [6]
Cuozzo, GaryGary Cuozzo 1968–197133211650 27655649.6355218237263.6 3685015 [8]
Lee, BobBob Lee 1969–1972
1975–1978
5211920 15930652.0215315176367.9 3937210 [32]
Snead, NormNorm Snead 197172200 377549.3470165540.4 6615 [34]
Kramer, TommyTommy Kramer 1977–198912811054560 2011364855.1247751591577672.9 214531820 [9]
Dils, SteveSteve Dils 1979–19844715690 33662353.9386715186868.9 2473019 [10]
Wilson, WadeWade Wilson 1981–1991764827210 929166555.81213566757573.4 159679938 [11]
Manning, ArchieArchie Manning 1983–198482020 529455.3545235666.1 1241016 [48]
Adams, TonyTony Adams 198733030 498955.1607356364.2 1131012 [52]
Gannon, RichRich Gannon 1987–1992483519160 561100355.9645740367873.9 144720342 [12]
Salisbury, SeanSean Salisbury 1992–1994229540 22840456.427721495580.0 24106 [58]
Macmahon, JimJim McMahon 19931212840 20033160.41968985876.2 3396016 [13]
Moon, WarrenWarren Moon 1994–1996393921180 882145460.71010258428582.8 69143016 [14]
Johnson, BradBrad Johnson 1994–1998
2005–2006
684628180 1036167062.01109865488282.5 139368228 [15]
Cunningham, RandallRandall Cunningham 1997–199927231670 42771359.9568048236794.2 61317128 [16]
George, JeffJeff George 19991210820 19132958.1281623128094.2 1641017 [17]
Culpepper, DaunteDaunte Culpepper 1999–2005818038420 1678260764.420162135868291.5 45424762942 [18]
Bouman, ToddTodd Bouman 2001–200263120 549556.8880848098.6 1070021 [68]
Wynn, SpergonSpergon Wynn 200132020 489849.0418164738.6 861014 [69]
Frerotte, GusGus Frerotte 2003–2004
2008
43131030 21636758.9284719179981.4 31515 [20]
Jackson, TarvarisTarvaris Jackson 2006–2010362010100 35460358.7398424227176.6 119535433 [19]
Holcomb, KellyKelly Holcomb 200733030 428350.6515214073.1 0000 [76]
Bollinger, BrooksBrooks Bollinger 2006–200771010 466867.6537125084.0 518010 [77]
Favre, BrettBrett Favre 2009–2010292917120 58088965.2671144266392.2 2615010 [21]
Webb, JoeJoe Webb* 2010–172110 8815257.9853354666.6 41273465 [81]
McNabb, DonovanDonovan McNabb 201166150 9415660.31026426082.9 1459123 [83]
Ponder, ChristianChristian Ponder* 2011–272612140 45877459.2478831257277.1 88472229 [84]
* Statistics accurate as of Week 17 of the 2012 season.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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