Ranking every Minnesota Vikings starting quarterback since 1990

Former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum
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Quarterback No. 11

Rich Gannon (1987 - 1992)

Originally selected by the New England Patriots in the fourth round of the 1987 NFL Draft, Rich Gannon was traded to the Vikings before his first regular season in the league even began.

Gannon served as a backup during his first three years with Minnesota, and then in 1990, he had the opportunity to start 12 games. He wound up starting 35 games from 1990 to 1992 with the Vikings and the team had a 19-16 record in these matchups.

In 1993, Minnesota wound up trading Gannon to Washington in exchange for a conditional fifth-round selection in the 1993 NFL Draft.

Quarterback No. 10

Sam Bradford (2016 - 2017)

Minnesota had to scramble to find a new starting quarterback after Teddy Bridgewater suffered a serious knee injury right before the start of the 2016 season and they wound up sending a first-round draft pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for veteran signal-caller Sam Bradford.

Bradford got off to a blazing start with the Vikings, leading the team to wins in each of his first four starts with the franchise. But his success was short-lived as Minnesota went 3-8 during his other 11 starts in 2016, and the Vikings missed the playoffs.

Bradford got off to another hot start with Minnesota in 2017, but chronic knee problems limited him to just 11 pass attempts after Week 1. His time with the Vikings came to an end in 2018 when he became a free agent.