Minnesota Vikings: Top 10 QBs in franchise history

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Oct 2, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; A Minnesota Vikings helmet sits on the sidelines during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Green Bay won 42-10. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

4. Joe Kapp

One of the all-time great characters in Vikings history, Kapp became the starting QB in 1967 after Fran Tarkenton forced his way out of Minnesota.

Kapp would play only three seasons with the Vikings but they would be three amazing seasons.

In 1968, Kapp led the Vikings to an 8-6 record and the first playoff appearance in franchise history.

The next season, Kapp and the Vikings built upon that success in a huge way, going 12-2 in the regular season and advancing all the way to Super Bowl III.

Sadly, the Vikings’ meltdown in the Super Bowl against the Chiefs set a tone for the franchise that they were unable to break out of.

Kapp left after the 1969 season and the Vikings were forced to proceed with a platoon of lesser quarterbacks until Fran Tarkenton returned in 1972.

Though Kapp never sealed the deal with Minnesota, he did play a huge part in establishing the franchise’s period of dominance under Bud Grant.

Kapp’s seven touchdowns in a game in 1969 is still tied for the NFL record.

Though Kapp is now in his seventies, he remains pretty feisty.

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