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

(Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images) Brad Johnson
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Brad Johnson (2006)


  • 38 years and 109 days

Stats in 2006:

  • 6-8 record
  • 61.5 percent completion rate
  • 2,750 yards
  • 9 touchdowns
  • 15 interceptions

Selected by the Vikings in the ninth round (yes, the ninth round) of the 1992 NFL Draft, Brad Johnson spent his first five years in the NFL with Minnesota.

Following stints with the Washington Football Team and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Johnson found his way back on the Vikings’ roster in 2005. After leading Minnesota to seven wins in nine starts during the 2005 campaign, the team decided to make him their permanent starting signal-caller in 2006.

Unfortunately, Johnson didn’t experience the same success with the Vikings in 2006 that he did during the season before.

During the 2006 campaign, the veteran quarterback threw for fewer than 200 yards seven different times, he had seven games with zero touchdown passes, and he threw at least one interception in nine of his 14 starts.

Johnson’s first few years with Minnesota featured several successful moments, but 2006 ended up being his final season with the franchise, and it’s not difficult to understand why.