The legendary Minnesota Viking quarterback gave his thoughts on the legacy of Bart Starr after the latest news of his passing.
During the first few years as a franchise, the Minnesota Vikings fought to defeat Green Bay Packers, led by a future Hall of Fame quarterback in Bart Starr at that time.
In its first 12 starts against the Vikings from 1961 to 1967, Starr Packers led to victory on 10 different occasions. During this 12-inch stretch, Green Bay threw a total of 23 touchdowns and only six interceptions.
Starr continued to lead Packers to two Super Bowl victories, and he was eventually launched in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.
Unfortunately, the former Green Bay quarterback went on Sunday at the age of 85. His family issued a statement that revealed the cause of his death, due to an illness that "was just too much to overcome."
After the news of his passing began to spread, a number of current and former NFL players and social media trainers took to sending their good wishes to Starr's family and expressing their appreciation for what he could do in during his career out on the football field.
Former Minnesota Quarterball Fran Tarkenton was one of the former players who shared a video on Sunday to give some of his thoughts on Starr's passing. Tarkenton confronted the legendary Packer's signal ring a number of times during his mandate in the league, and Starr clearly gave him a good impression.
The former Vikings quarterback was impressed not only with Starr's abilities on the pitch, but also with his attitude out of the field. Even as a rival, Tarkenton can recognize how talented a former Green Bay quarterback player was.
The packages have been very fortunate to have guys like Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers leading their franchise to Super Bowl Winner over the years . But before them, Starr was the one who helped Green Bay to earn their "Titletown" nickname.