Fran Tarkenton is a former NFL quarterback, television personality, and computer software executive who has a net worth of $300 million.
Fran Tarkenton is best known for playing with the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants. Fran played 18 seasons in the NFL between 1961 and 1978.
He co-hosted the live television show "That's Incredible!" and also worked as a commentator on "Monday Night Football."
At the time of his NFL retirement he owned every major quarterback record. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1986.
In his 18 NFL seasons, Tarkenton completed 3,686 of 6,467 passes for 47,003 yards and 342 touchdowns, with 266 interceptions. Tarkenton's 47,003 career passing yards rank him 6th all time,
while his 342 career passing touchdowns is 4th all time in NFL history. Beyond his football career, Tarkenton has also made a name for himself as a successful entrepreneur and television personality.
The Minnesota Vikings drafted Tarkenton in the third round of the 1961 NFL Draft. Known for his scrambling abilities, he added a new dimension to the quarterback role, often eluding defenders to extend plays.
His unique style of play made him a fan favorite and set a precedent for future generations of mobile quarterbacks.
Tarkenton played for the Vikings from 1961 to 1966 before being traded to the New York Giants, where he played from 1967 to 1971.
He then returned to the Vikings in 1972 and led the team to three Super Bowl appearances in 1973, 1974, and 1976.
Although the Vikings did not win a championship, Tarkenton's leadership and skillful play left an indelible mark on the franchise.
Throughout his career, Tarkenton was named to the Pro Bowl nine times and won the NFL's Most Valuable Player award in 1975.
By the time he retired in 1978, he held NFL records for career pass attempts, completions, yardage,
and touchdowns, further cementing his legacy as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.