Category: Fran Tarkenton

Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Mike Smith Compares Russell Wilson to Fran Tarkenton

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

Russell Wilson is arguably the league's hottest quarterback -- not bad for a rookie third-round pick. Now Wilson and his Seahawks go up against the conference's top seed on Sunday, but at least they enter that game knowing Wilson has already won more playoff games than Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan ...

Fran Tarkenton on Gregg Williams: “I know Roger Goodell is outraged because if this spreads, this sport is dead.”

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Let's continue with our coverage of the reaction to the punishment handed down to the New Orleans Saints in the wake of the Bounty Gate scandal that rocked the NFL this winter. Who better to check in with than Frank Tarkenton, the mercurial former Vikings quarterback who's never shy about ...

Fran Tarkenton’s Take on When the NFL CBA Dispute Will Get Resolved: “Nothing gets settled until the last day.”

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Fran Tarkenton has made his way into the headlines for all different reasons throughout his life. Tarkenton spent his professional football career playing for the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants. He led Minnesota to three Super Bowls in the 1970s, but did lose all of them. The man known ...

Fran Tarkenton: Aaron Rodgers Will Not Be 100 Percent in Super Bowl and Jay Cutler Will Never Recover From Title Game Debacle

Monday, January 31st, 2011

The NFC Championship Game may have a lasting effect on both of the starting quarterbacks, at least in the eyes of former NFL great Fran Tarkenton. No doubt the game has already been played out on an enormous scale when it comes to Jay Cutler and the questioning of his toughness. ...

Fran Tarkenton Talks about Brett Favre Being Selfish, Dumb People in the NFL, and Minnesota Needing to Move Forward

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Prior to Brett Favre joining the Vikings, former Minnesota quarterback and Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton didn’t have a problem voicing his displeasure with the 41-year old.  Now that Favre has been with the team for the last two seasons, Tarkenton is livid and disgusted with the way his former ...

Fran Tarkenton Loves Michael Vick to the Eagles

Monday, August 17th, 2009

It wasn’t but a little over a month ago when Fran Tarkenton was ready to verbally fist fight with any Brett Favre supporter. Now Tarkenton has turned his attention to Vick, and for all of the hostility he harbored towards Favre, Tarkenton has the same amount of love for Michael ...

Fran Tarkenton Responds to the Brett Favre Stir He Created, Destroys Marcellus Wiley

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Fran Tarkenton appeared on 790 the Zone Tuesday and was asked about Brett Favre coming back to the Vikings. He called it "despicable" and got freaking blasted yesterday. (For whatever it's worth, I freaking agree; go 'way, Brett!) He also mentioned that he kind of hopes it happens so he can fail. And ...

That’s Incredible! A Former Player That Isn’t A Fan of Brett Favre’s

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

(Editor's note:  I had to change the title.  Although only people older than 33 will understand it.) Very rarely will a Hall of Fame player speak with such disdain about another soon-to-be Hall of Famer, especially one who plays the same position. Fran Tarkenton has put it on the record that he ...