- Vikings Tenure: 1998
- Eagles Tenure: 1994-1995
Jay Fiedler is mostly known as the first quarterback to start for the Miami Dolphins after the retirement of Dan Marino in 2000. But before winning a starting job with the Dolphins, Fiedler’s career in the NFL actually began with the Eagles.
After a college career at Dartmouth, he started his tenure in the NFL with Philadelphia in 1994. Fiedler managed to stick around with the Eagles during the 1995 season as well, but he never got on the field in either of his two years with the team.
His next gig in the NFL came with the Vikings in 1998 where he got a front-row seat to one of the greatest seasons in the history of the franchise.
Fiedler did manage to get in five games for Minnesota in 1998, but it was mostly at the end of contests in which the Vikings were already clobbering their opponents.
After his time in the Twin Cities, Fiedler spent one year with the Jacksonville Jaguars before he landed with the Dolphins in 2000.
Once he became a starter in Miami, he actually went on to have a pretty respectable career in the NFL. During his time in the league, Fiedler had a 37-23 record as a starter.