5 Football Players who Played for Colts and Vikings

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players that have played for both the Indianapolis Colts and Minnesota Vikings.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played on both the Colts and Vikings.

Xavier Rhodes

Drafted 25th overall by the Vikings in the 2013 NFL Draft, Xavier Rhodes quickly established himself as a high-level performer in the secondary.

With the Vikings, Rhodes was recognized as a top cornerback in the league, earning Pro Bowl selections in 2016, 2017, and 2019. His 2017 campaign was particularly impressive, as he was named First-Team All-Pro after tallying 56 combined tackles and 2 interceptions.

Rhodes joined the Indianapolis Colts for the 2020 season, where he continued to demonstrate his prowess in pass coverage. Rhodes’ combination of size, speed, and ball skills make him a formidable opponent for any wide receiver.

*Rhodes was previously the most popular pick for this square (Grid 14)

Jeff George

Jeff George, known for his strong arm and vertical passing game, was an NFL quarterback who had a career spanning over a decade.

Drafted 1st overall by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1990 NFL Draft, he played there for four seasons before stints with several other teams, including the Atlanta Falcons, Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, and Washington Redskins.

George’s career was marked by impressive yardage totals, including passing for over 27,600 yards, but he faced criticism for his leadership and lack of postseason success. Despite the criticisms, his longevity and arm talent is remembered among NFL quarterback conversations.

George Key Stats

  • 3000+ Passing Yard Season (Falcons, Raiders)

Josh Freeman

Josh Freeman was selected in the first round, 17th overall, by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2009 NFL Draft. Freeman primarily for the Buccaneers, but he also spent time with the Vikings, Colts, and Montreal Alouettes of the CFL.

In arguably his best season, 2010, Freeman threw for 3,451 yards, 25 touchdowns, and just six interceptions, leading the Buccaneers to a 10-6 record. Unfortunately, that success was not sustained, and inconsistency plagued his career.

Freeman finished his NFL career with 13,873 passing yards, 81 touchdowns, and 68 interceptions. While he showed promise early on, struggles with accuracy and decision-making kept him from achieving long-term success in the league.

Kelly Holcomb

Kelly Holcomb was selected as an undrafted free agent by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995. Holcomb’s NFL career began as a backup quarterback, and he had stints with several teams, including the Colts, Browns, Bills, and Vikings.

Perhaps his best season came in 2005 with the Buffalo Bills, where he started in eight games and threw for 1,509 yards with 10 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Holcomb finished his career with 5,916 passing yards, 39 touchdowns, and 38 interceptions.

He also played a significant role in the 2002 AFC Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, throwing for 429 yards and 3 touchdowns in a losing effort. His 429 yards were the third-highest total in NFL playoff history at the time.

Yannick Ngakoue

Yannick Ngakoue is a defensive end known for his pass-rushing skills. He was drafted in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ngakoue had an impactful rookie season, recording eight sacks and establishing himself as a promising talent in the league.

After a strong stint with the Jaguars, where he earned a Pro Bowl selection in 2017 and recorded 37.5 sacks, Ngakoue was traded to the Minnesota Vikings in 2020. His stay in Minnesota was short-lived, and he was subsequently traded to the Baltimore Ravens during the 2020 season.

Ngakoue then signed with the Las Vegas Raiders for the 2021 season and the Colts in 2022. Over his career thus far, Ngakoue has been a disruptive force on the defensive line, amassing 65 sacks and 21 forced fumbles.

Ngakoue Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Jaguars)

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