6 Football Players who Played for Commanders 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 Washington Commanders and the 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 Commanders and Vikings.

Kirk Cousins

Kirk Cousins was selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft with the 102nd overall pick. He played college football at Michigan State and became one of the best quarterbacks of his draft class.

Cousins played for the Redskins from 2012 to 2017, starting as a backup but eventually becoming the team’s full-time starter. During his time in Washington, he was named to the Pro Bowl in 2016 and led the NFL in completion percentage in 2015.

In 2018, Cousins signed a fully guaranteed three-year contract with the Minnesota Vikings, marking a significant moment in NFL contract negotiations. With the Vikings, he continued to produce at a high level, earning three additional Pro Bowl selections (2019, 2021, 2022).

*Cousins was the most popular pick in this square for a previous grid (Grid 36)

Cousins Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Redskins, Vikings)
  • 3000+ Passing Yard Season (Redskins, Vikings)

Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson is widely regarded as one of the greatest running backs in NFL history. From his debut in 2007 through 2020, Peterson amassed over 14,900 rushing yards and 120 rushing touchdowns.

Selected 7th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, Peterson quickly established himself as a force in the league, setting the NFL single-game rushing record with 296 yards in his rookie season. His 2012 season was particularly noteworthy, as he fell just nine yards short of breaking the single-season rushing record after returning from a severe knee injury.

Peterson has earned numerous accolades over his career, including the NFL MVP award in 2012, and has been selected to the Pro Bowl seven times. He also played for the New Orleans Saints, Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins, and Detroit Lions.

Peterson Key Stats

  • MVP (Vikings)
  • 1st Team All-Pro (Vikings)
  • Pro Bowl (Vikings)
  • 1000+ Yard Rushing Season (Vikings, Commanders)

Brad Johnson

Brad Johnson is best remembered for his tenure with the Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Johnson was drafted in the ninth round of the 1992 NFL Draft by Minnesota and went on to have a 17-year career in the league.

Johnson served as the Vikings’ starting quarterback for several seasons in the mid-to-late ’90s, putting up solid numbers and earning a reputation as a reliable, if not spectacular, signal-caller. After the Vikings, he led the Washington Football Team to the playoffs and was named to his first Pro Bowl.

In 2001, Johnson signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he would achieve his greatest success. In his second season with the team, Johnson helped lead the Bucs to a victory in Super Bowl XXXVII, beating the Oakland Raiders 48-21. That same year, he was named to his second Pro Bowl.

Johnson Key Stats

  • Pro Bowl (Commanders, Buccaneers)
  • Super Bowl Championship (Buccaneers)
  • 3000+ Yards Passing / Season (Vikings, Commanders, Buccaneers)

Gus Frerotte

Gus Frerotte is known for his journeyman career in the NFL as a quarterback from 1994 to 2008. He played for seven different teams, including the Washington Football Team, Detroit Lions, and Minnesota Vikings.

Perhaps his best season came in 1996 when he was named to the Pro Bowl while with Washington. In that season, he threw for 3453 yards and 12 touchdowns. Frerotte’s most memorable moment might be his infamous headbutt celebration which resulted in a sprained neck.

Over his career, he accumulated 21,291 passing yards and 114 touchdowns, serving mostly as a solid backup or spot starter.

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)

Case Keenum

Case Keenum is perhaps best known as a Minnesota Viking where he led them to the NFC Championship game during the 2017 season. That season he threw for 3547 yards and 22 touchdowns, leading to an 11-3 record as a starter and a memorable playoff run, including the “Minneapolis Miracle” touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs.

Keenum began his career as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans in 2012. Despite his undrafted status, Keenum has managed to carve out a substantial career, including significant starting roles for the Rams, Vikings, Broncos, and Washington Football Team.

Over his career thus far, he’s passed for over 14,800 yards and 78 touchdowns.

Keenum Key Stats

  • 3000+ Passing Yard Season (Vikings, Broncos)

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