1. Fran Tarkenton
Considering starting quarterback is the most important position in professional sports and Fran Tarkenton is the best QB the Vikings have had by a mile and a half, it certainly should come as no surprise to see him top this list. Yes, he led the franchise to three Super Bowl appearances, but Tarkenton isn’t just the best QB the Vikes have ever had. He also retired as the best statistical quarterback in NFL history when he hung up his cleats in 1978, holding most of the significant NFL signal caller career marks until Dan Marino broke them, and many more since now that the league has gone so airborne. A mobile quarterback ahead of his time, Sir Francis earned the top spot on this list.