5 oldest quarterbacks to ever start a game for the Minnesota Vikings

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Who are the oldest quarterbacks to put on the purple and gold uniform and start a game under center for the Minnesota Vikings during the team’s history?

Experience in the NFL might not be more vital for any other position than it is for quarterbacks. The current starting passer for the Minnesota Vikings, Kirk Cousins, is in the middle of his 10th season in the league, and his time in the NFL has definitely helped him continue to perform at a high level.

Cousins is currently 33-years-old, and in the NFL, some might view his age as old. However, he is actually the 14th quarterback aged 33 or older to start at least one game in a Vikings uniform.

During their history, some of Minnesota’s best seasons have come with what most around the league would consider an “old” quarterback.

Back in 1998 when the Vikings won 15 games and set the record for points scored in a single-season, that was done with a starting signal-caller in Randall Cunningham who was 35-years-old at the time.

Minnesota also got into the playoffs in 2008 thanks in part to the efforts of a 37-year-old Gus Frerotte starting under center for 11 games.

Interestingly enough, neither Cunningham nor Frerotte are among the five-oldest quarterbacks to start at least one game for the Vikings. So then who are the five oldest passers to ever start under center for Minnesota since the team’s very first season in 1961?