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18 hours ago, SemperFeist said:

Huh!? Sure ‘00 and ‘04 were great years, but Culpepper was bad from ‘01-‘03, and abysmal in the 7 games he played in ‘05 before his injury.

Even at his best Culpepper was a suspect decision maker. Yes, he threw a great deep ball, and with Moss they made some outstanding plays for sports center. But you take Moss away, and put him in a WCO based on timing routes, and he would have been a disaster. 

Culpepper was the early ‘00 version of Matthew Stafford. 

In defense of Culpepper, I remember him having a few pretty good games throwing to Nate Burleson when Moss was out injured. If that memory is accurate at all it somewhat dispels the concerns of Moss making Culpepper.

That isn't enough to sway me to pick Daunte.

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Vikings that have worn the number 14:

  • George Shaw (1961)
  • Fred Cox (1963 - 1975)
  • Brad Johnson (1992 - 1998, 2005 - 2006)
  • Joe Webb (2010 - 2013)
  • Stefon Diggs (2015 - 2019)

Some very good players on this list.  George Shaw started was drafted by the Baltimore Colts and was their starting quarterback until an unheralded rookie out of western Pennsylvania, name John Unitas showed up and displaced him.  He also started the very first game in Vikings franchise history, but was replaced before half-time by a 3rd round draft pick out of Georgia, named Francis Tarkenton.  He is that answer to the trivia question what NFL starting QB for two franchises was replaced by two eventual hall of famers?

Brad Johnson had two stints as the QB for the Vikings.  He replaced an injured Randall Cunningham and did quite well.  He is best known as the Super Bowl winning quarterback of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Joe Webb was a terrific athlete.  He was a college QB turned NFL receiver, who returned to the QB position.  Unfortunately, he couldn't turn all that athleticism into a starting position in the NFL.

This list comes down to the Vikings all-time leading scorer, member of the ring of honor, and inventor of the NERF football, Fred Cox and the uber talented WR Stefon Diggs, who will be remembered in Vikings lore as the guy who caught and scored the last second TD to beat the New Orleans Saints in the 2017 division playoff game.  Cox or Diggs?  Cox or Diggs?  Cox or Diggs?  Hmmmmmm.....

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1 hour ago, Virginia Viking said:

Cox or Diggs?  Cox or Diggs?  Cox or Diggs?  Hmmmmmm.....

Diggs' time with the Vikings was so short. His growing discontent and becoming petulant does not at all endear him.

Cox was a kicker. 

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It’s Diggs. He’s a top 3 explosive player for the Vikings offense this century. 

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Brad Johnson has a case, mainly by being a QB but his best years were after he left the Vikings (made the pro bowl twice but not with the Vikings).

 

It's Diggs. He 's "only" top 10 in franchise yards, catches and receiving TDs but he has the second most yards per game (0.1 ahead of Cris Carter). 

 

Random fact: While I was looking up Vikings' franchise stats I came across a cool one. In 128 games and with 425 catches, Kyle Rudolph only has one career fumble. Just thought that was impressive.

EDIT: On the other hand, Chuck Foreman had 52 fumbles in 93 games and Tommy Mason had 54 in 70 games.

Edited by whitehops

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1 hour ago, whitehops said:

Chuck Foreman had 52 fumbles in 93 games

Foreman carried the ball one handed many, many times.

 

 

oh, and it's Cox. had more of an impact for the team, for a longer period of time, that Diggs.

fight me.

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