Who are the Minnesota Vikings top deep-ball receivers over the last 10 years?
Since 2010, Minnesota Vikings signal-callers have completed 68 passes that gained 40 yards or more. The team’s current quarterback Kirk Cousins, in just two seasons, accounts for 26 percent of the deep passes. New Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw the second-most 40+ passes with 19 percent during his 30 games with the Vikings.
The aforementioned 68 completions of 40+ yards ranked 30th out of 32 teams during the last ten years. The Vikings were a run-first franchise during the time frame predominantly because the organization showcased tailback Adrian Peterson as its keynote attraction. And, the team has not a quarterback remain a consistent starter since the days of Daunte Culpepper more than 15 years ago.
Only the Jacksonville Jaguars completed fewer deep passes from 2010 to 2019 with 64. The Vikings were bedfellows with Chicago Bears with the 68 completions of 40 or more yards. Broadly speaking, the Vikings, Bears, and Jaguars all played some degree of quarterback carousel amidst the last decade.
So, to whom did the deep passes go? This analysis takes the number of 40+ yard completions and divides it by the numbers of “Targets” the pass-catcher was allotted. A percentage is then calculated.
Here are the top Minnesota Vikings deep-ball receivers of the last decade counted down from most to very-most.