2. Brett Favre (2009 – 2010)
After 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, not many could have imagined Favre would ever suit up for the Vikings. But it happened in 2009 and the ol’ gunslinger provided Minnesota with one of their most magical seasons ever.
Behind Favre throwing for 4,202 yards and 33 touchdowns, the Vikings finished the 2009 season with a 12-4 record, an NFC North title, and an appearance in the NFC Championship. Only two quarterbacks in Minnesota team history have thrown for more yards in a single season than the amount Favre put up in 2009.
Despite the veteran signal caller not being able to help lead the Vikings to the Super Bowl in 2009, he still provided the team and its fans with a number of entertaining moments that year.
Favre’s last second touchdown pass to Greg Lewis in Minnesota’s Week 3 win over the San Francisco 49ers will forever be included among the Vikings’ most memorable plays in team history. His wins over the Packers that season while donning a purple Minnesota jersey will also be forever etched in Vikings folklore.
Favre’s second season in Minnesota was definitely not as memorable as the first. But the Vikings’ two-year ride with one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL was still pretty enjoyable.