Saturday, November 15, 2014


Almost all of Gary Cuozzo's statistics during his four years as a Viking are underwhelming.  It took him 33 games to amass 3,552 passing yards.  He completed less than 50% of his passes.  He had a 18:23 touchdown:interception ratio and a 63.6 quarterback rating.

But when it comes to the only stat that truly matters, Cuozzo is at the top.  His .762 career winning percentage as a starting quarterback (16-5) is the best in Vikings history among players who started as many games as he did.  (Jeff George had an .800 percentage, but in only ten games.)

These days we would call Cuozzo a game manager -- a quarterback who plays just well enough to not lose and lets the defense and running game lead his team to the win.

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