Former Vikings QB one of the five biggest NFL Draft busts of all-time

Minnesota Vikings QB Jeff George
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Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Jeff George was recently included near the top of a list of the 50 biggest NFL Draft busts from the last 50 years.

During their history, the Minnesota Vikings have missed on plenty of their selections in the NFL Draft. Of course, the Vikings have also struck gold with some of their draft picks like Justin Jefferson, Randy Moss, and Adrian Peterson.

But in terms of players that wound up as busts after they were drafted by Minnesota, Troy Williamson, Christian Ponder, and Dimitrius Underwood are some of the names that immediately pop into the heads of most Vikings fans.

Surprisingly, Underwood wasn't among those included in a list of the NFL Draft's 50 biggest busts of the last 50 years created by USA Today's Nate Davis. But, unlike Underwood, Williamson and Ponder weren't lucky enough to escape their places on this list from Davis.

Former Minnesota Vikings QB Jeff George the 4th-biggest NFL Draft bust in the last 50 years

Williamson landed in the No. 28 spot on this list, while Ponder somehow wasn't mentioned until the very last spot (50b). In addition to this dynamic duo, there were also multiple former Vikings players included on the list that were not originally drafted by Minnesota.

Jeff George, who spent the 1999 season with the Vikings, was named the fourth-biggest NFL Draft bust in the last 50 years by Davis.

The explanation for George's placement on the list from Davis didn't hold back as the former Minnesota quarterback was described as someone who "looked like Uncle Rico, threw like him too, and basically played like the 'Napoleon Dynamite' folk hero." George was originally selected by the Indianapolis Colts with the first overall pick in the 1990 NFL Draft.

Former Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford also showed up on this list from Davis in the No. 30 spot. Bradford spent the 2016 and 2017 seasons with Minnesota, and he was originally selected by the St. Louis Rams with the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

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