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

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Warren Moon (1996)


  • 39 years and 358 days

Stats in 1996:

  • 4-4 record
  • 54.3 percent completion rate
  • 1,610 passing yards
  • 7 touchdowns
  • 9 interceptions

Trading for a quarterback that is close to being 40-years-old generally isn’t recommended by most when trying to construct a roster in the NFL. But this is exactly what the Vikings did in 1994 when they made a deal with the Houston Oilers to acquire veteran signal-caller Warren Moon, who was 37-years-old at the time, in exchange for a third and a fourth-round draft pick.

During his first two seasons with Minnesota, Moon put up some very impressive numbers. He threw for over 4,200 yards in his first two years with the Vikings, and in 1995, he tossed a total of 33 touchdown passes.

However, injuries limited Moon to just eight starts for Minnesota in 1996, and during seven of his starts, he threw at least one interception. The Vikings ended up giving the starting quarterback job to Brad Johnson and Moon was released from his contract in 1997.