Minnesota Vikings: Top 10 QBs in franchise history

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5. Wade Wilson

Had Tommy Kramer been able to stay healthy, Wade Wilson likely would be a totally forgotten player today.

Wilson was ostensibly the backup during most of his years with the Vikings but thanks to Kramer’s physical problems, he got more than his fair share of starting chances.

Wilson was right in the thick of it in 1987 when the Vikings made their improbable run to the NFC title game. He was the QB when Minnesota pulled their historic upset over the heavily-favored 49ers at Candlestick Park.

Wilson started 22 games over the next two years, going 14-8 and helping the Vikings to two more playoff berths.

Overall, Wilson had a more-than-respectable journeyman-type career, winding up with 12,135 yards and 66 TDs in his Vikings tenure.

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