8 greatest veteran QBs in Minnesota Vikings history

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Greatest Vikings Veteran QB No. 3

Warren Moon

In 1992 and 1993, Minnesota made the playoffs but lost in the Wild Card round both years with Rich Gannon and Jim McMahon as the starters, respectively.

Before the 1994 season, Minnesota ponied up and signed former CFL and Houston Oilers standout Warren Moon. The front office believed that Moon would get the franchise their elusive championship.

During the ‘94 season, Moon threw for over 4,200 yards and 18 touchdowns as the team went 10-6 and won the NFC Central Division title.

Minnesota then promptly lost in the Wild Card round again, this time to division rival Chicago. Despite the setback, Moon was voted to the Pro Bowl for the seventh consecutive year.

In 1995, Moon was voted to the Pro Bowl again after leading the NFL in completions with 377 and passing for 4,288 yards and tying a career-high with 33 touchdown passes against just 14 interceptions. Regrettably, those numbers didn’t get the Vikings to the postseason with an 8-8 record.

One year later, Moon started the first eight games of the 1996 season before suffering a broken collarbone and missing the rest of the year. He wasn’t re-signed, and Moon accepted an offer to play in Seattle for 1997.

During his three-year run in Minnesota, Moon had 10,102 passing yards, 58 touchdowns, and 42 picks. He was 21-18-0 as the starter.