Bob Sansevere's List: Quarterbacks drafted by the Minnesota Vikings

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The Vikings are likely to draft a quarterback in the first or second round. Since they joined the NFL, the Vikings have drafted 22 quarterbacks.
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Steve Haugen

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Were Ron Vanderkellen and John Hankinson drafted or signed as free agents?
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Lets get this straight.

1999: Daunte Culpepper, Central Florida, first round. When he was good (Moss & Carter), he was very good; when he was bad (Dante), he stunk it up. When he was good (Moss & Carter), he played in three Pro Bowls with the Vikings.

All he had to do is throw it up and Moss & Carter would go get it. Just like Randall
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Lists. Transcribed empty interviews. Three softball questions.

How are you getting away with this when serious, hard working journalists are getting fired right and left? Do you have photos of the publisher in compromising positions?
Fred Frederickson

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Nice history of drafting quarterbacks. Maybe they should get a real General Manager instead of having their usual group of idiots trying to decide who to pick. They will screw it up again this year.
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Sansevere makes it sound like the vikes have done a poor job drafting QBs when he say "only a few have had careers worth mentioning". I disagree. Tarkenton had a HOF career. Kramer was very solid and was a long time starter. Culpepper was a probowler multiple years until his career was stopped by a devastating knee injury. Wade Wilson was a backup but later a solid NFL starter. Brad Johnson had a similar career path to Wilson, but with a higher apex. All of this group could be considered significant success stories, especially where a few of them were drafted.

Only Cappleman and Jackson could be considered failures given their draft round. T Jack's final chapter is not yet written, and he still has a chance to salvage his career (although I doubt it will happen).

The rest were mostly late round, take-a-chance, picks who didn't pan out. No harm in trying in hopes that you get lucky as they did with Wilson and Johnson.

I actually think the vikes record with QBs is pretty good. No first round flameouts and a couple of late rounders who produced far above their draft position.
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Nostradumass wrote:
Lets get this straight.
1999: Daunte Culpepper, Central Florida, first round. When he was good (Moss & Carter), he was very good; when he was bad (Dante), he stunk it up. When he was good (Moss & Carter), he played in three Pro Bowls with the Vikings.
All he had to do is throw it up and Moss & Carter would go get it. Just like Randall
Cunningham.
You are right ont he button, there!

Even when he completed lots of passes, Culpepper was the beneficiary of outstanding play by his receivers! Moss and Carter were especially adept at beating their coverage, and then having to coming back and out-jump the d-back for underthrown passes.

Culpepper was NEVER as good as his numbers suggest. He never seemed to be able to read a defense or look for his secondary receiver, and after his injury, always appeared to willing to give up on letting a pass play develop, in order to avoid another injury.

Culpepper was NEVER a GOOD quarteback, let alone a VERY GOOD one!
Nostradumass

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A Vkings fan wrote:
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You are right ont he button, there!
Even when he completed lots of passes, Culpepper was the beneficiary of outstanding play by his receivers! Moss and Carter were especially adept at beating their coverage, and then having to coming back and out-jump the d-back for underthrown passes.
Culpepper was NEVER as good as his numbers suggest. He never seemed to be able to read a defense or look for his secondary receiver, and after his injury, always appeared to willing to give up on letting a pass play develop, in order to avoid another injury.
Culpepper was NEVER a GOOD quarteback, let alone a VERY GOOD one!
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other than Tarkenton and Kramer, a sad list of failures...
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Sounder wrote:
other than Tarkenton and Kramer, a sad list of failures...
Kramer was a joke also. His td to interception ratio was horrible. He was bench in favor of Wade Wilson which should tell you something.

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The Hard Truth wrote:
Lists. Transcribed empty interviews. Three softball questions.
How are you getting away with this when serious, hard working journalists are getting fired right and left? Do you have photos of the publisher in compromising positions?
what is wrong with you?

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t jack deserves five more years to prove he can start in the NFL
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Forn a Kate Ewe wrote:
<quoted text>Kramer was a joke also. His td to interception ratio was horrible. He was bench in favor of Wade Wilson which should tell you something.
That happened late in his career when he could not play any more. Kramer would have his ups and downs and overall was pretty average but was great in the two minute drill and got the nickname of "two minute Tommy". The game I remember the great comebacks against San Fran in 77' and San Diego in 81'. The game I remember the most was in 86' against the packers were he had six touchdown passes after one drive in the second half. They took him out of the game otherwise he would have had at least ten.
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What about Rich Gannon...I remember him playing as a rookie, drafted by someone else or a signee?
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Just looked it up...
[edit] Minnesota VikingsHe was selected in the 4th round (98th overall) of the 1987 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots, who envisioned converting him to a defensive back.[citation needed] Gannon balked at the idea, and he was quickly traded to the Minnesota Vikings. After two years of playing sparingly, in 1990 Gannon became the Vikings' starting quarterback, displacing incumbent Wade Wilson. Gannon was passed over for Sean Salisbury at the start of the postseason, after having led the team to an 11-5 record

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