Welcome to the latest in a series of slideshows that power rank the greatest Minnesota Vikings of all time by position. Each week will feature a different position, and the best Vikings to take the field at that position will be ranked from fifth to first.
How does a guy get on the list?
It's all about being a Viking. While stats are taken into account, there are more subjective criteria as well. There's a certain feel to those classic Vikings standing on the sideline at Met Stadium in freezing conditions with steam coming out of their face masks. Those are the quintessential Vikings to many fans.
Certain players, such as Mike Morris and Scott Studwell, would have fit perfectly in that era. Those are true Vikings. Other players, particularly Adrian Peterson, would have been fun in any era.
These lists are filled with players who epitomize what it means to be a Viking.
We talked about cornerbacks last week. That was the last of the position groups on defense. This week, we'll focus on quarterbacks. We'll finish the series with running backs next time around.
Quarterbacks are usually the glamour boys of the NFL. If your team is great, it typically has a great signal-caller. Though the Vikings have had some outstanding quarterback play over the years, the position has been oddly overshadowed in Minnesota.
Some teams were known for their fierce defenses. Other Vikings squads had prolific offenses but were led by receivers or running backs. Though the quarterback hasn't always been in the spotlight in Minnesota, we'll search out the top five.
Click on as we power rank the top quarterbacks in Minnesota Vikings history.
All statistics courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference unless otherwise noted.