Former Minnesota Vikings signal-callers Randall Cunningham, Warren Moon, Fran Tarkenton, and Brett Favre all landed on a recent all-time quarterback ranking.
There have been many quarterbacks who have suited up for the Minnesota Vikings during their existence as a professional football franchise. Almost too many.
Since their very first season in 1961, more than 40 signal-callers have started at least one game in a Vikings uniform including Jeff George, Archie Manning, Rich Gannon, Brad Johnson, Tommy Kramer, Wade Wilson, Daunte Culpepper, and Gus Frerotte.
Of this group of former Minnesota quarterbacks, some are considered to be among the best passers to ever play in the NFL.
NFL Spin Zone’s Randy Gurzi recently ranked the top 30 quarterbacks of all-time and a total of four former Vikings signal-callers made the cut. The quarterbacks on the list who spent a portion of their careers in purple included Randall Cunningham, Warren Moon, Fran Tarkenton, and Brett Favre.
Cunningham was ranked the lowest of the four at No. 24. Most of his production came in a Philadelphia Eagles uniform, but his 1998 season with Minnesota is a year no Vikings fan will ever forget.
Moon appeared on the list next at No. 18. He spent three seasons with Minnesota from 1994 to 1996 and earned two invites to the Pro Bowl as a member of the Vikings.
Coming in at No. 13 on the list is Tarkenton. Drafted by Minnesota in their inaugural season, the Hall of Famer spent 13 years in purple and he was named the NFL MVP in 1975.
Last, but certainly not least, Favre ranked the highest among the former Vikings quarterbacks on the list at No. 11. Even though he only spent two seasons in Minnesota, his 2009 campaign was full of some of the greatest moments in team history.
The Vikings may have had an obnoxious amount of signal-callers start for them over the years. But at least Minnesota’s fans can say they’ve been able to root for some of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all-time.