Former Eagles quarterback Norm Van Brocklin was hired on January 18, 1961. Van Brocklin had just finished his career as a player on a high note, having defeated the Green Bay Packers in the 1960 NFL Championship Game.
13) Which Vikings QB holds the record for most passing yards in a single game?
As a new franchise, the Vikings had the first overall selection in the 1961 NFL Draft, and they picked running back Tommy Mason of Tulane. They also took a young quarterback from the University of Georgia named Fran Tarkenton in the third round.
16) In 2005, who did the Vikings trade to the Oakland Raiders for linebacker Napoleon Harris?
The Vikings played their home games at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis from 1982 to 2013. In their last game at the Metrodome on December 29, 2013, they defeated the Detroit Lions 14-13 to end the season.
18) Which Viking holds the record for highest season QB rating?