Best: Minnesota Vikings – Fran Tarkenton
The “original gangster” of dual-threat quarterbacks, NFL players, media, and fans were in awe of Fran Tarkenton’s mobility and scrambling ability long before 24/7 media coverage and internet access made highlights so easy to watch. While many of them have been broken as of today, when Tarkenton retired from the NFL in 1978, he was the owner of virtually every quarterbacking stat you could think of.
In fact, Tarkenton’s 47,003 career passing yardage is still 11th-most in NFL history. In addition, he ran for 3,674 yards and 32 touchdowns over his career. Between 1973 and 1978, Tarkenton led the Minnesota Vikings to the playoffs every single year, and that span included three Super Bowl appearances.
Worst: Minnesota Vikings – Spergon Wynn
One of the quarterbacks famously selected before Tom Brady in the 2000 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns tried to do their best to ruin the career of ultra-raw project quarterback Spergon Wynn. Dumping him one season after drafting him, Wynn came to Minnesota, and started only two games for the Vikings.
Needless to say, they weren’t pretty; he threw six interceptions in those two games, both of which were losses for Minnesota.