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Favre, Tarkenton are historically connected

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
In case you haven't heard, former Minnesota quarterback Fran Tarkenton isn't thrilled with the team's newest quarterback. Most recently, Tarkenton referred to Brett Favre's arrival as an "absolute circus." (Here's what Tarkenton said this spring. And here's some more.)

From a historical perspective, however, last week's signing means that two of the NFL's best all-time quarterbacks will have spent time on a Vikings roster.

Consider their respective places in the NFL record books below. Tarkenton retired after 18 seasons and 246 games. Favre is entering year No. 18 and has played in 273 games.