6 quarterbacks to play for both the Vikings and Eagles
By Adam Patrick
During the history of the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles, who are a few quarterbacks that have suited up for both teams in their NFL careers?
When the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles meet on Monday in a Week 2 matchup, there will be few players out on the field that have spent time with both franchises in their pro careers.
Two current players on Minnesota’s roster, linebacker Jordan Hicks and Jalen Reagor, were actually drafted by the Eagles. Vikings quarterback Nick Mullens, who was acquired in a trade with the Las Vegas Raiders a few weeks ago, had a short stint with Philadelphia during the summer of 2021. Current Minnesota cornerback Chandon Sullivan also spent the first season of his NFL career in 2018 with the Eagles.
But for today, we’re going to focus on some of the quarterbacks that have spent time with both teams during their NFL tenures. So who are some of the most notable signal-callers to play for both the Vikings and Eagles during their careers in the league?
Quarterback No. 1
- Vikings Tenure: 2000
- Eagles Tenure: 1993-1994
Selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 1986 NFL Draft, Bubby Brister had a few seasons to prove if he was a legitimate starter in the league, but he ultimately carved a role as a solid NFL backup.
After seven years with the Steelers, Brister spent his eighth and ninth seasons in the league with the Eagles. Philadelphia only won four of his 10 starts with them, but he actually put up some decent numbers. In his two seasons with the Eagles, Brister threw for 2,412 yards, 16 touchdowns, and two interceptions.
After one year with the New York Jets in 1995 and three seasons with the Denver Broncos from 1997 to 1999, Brister finished up his career by appearing in two games and attempting just 20 passes for the Vikings in 2000.