Add legendary Vikings quarterback Fran Tarkenton to the list of people who were wrong about the Vikings.
People thought he was nuts in the preseason when he said the Vikings would trail only the Packers in the NFC North.
“I was wrong,” Tarkenton said in a video with the St. Paul Pioneer Press. “We’re No. 1 after four weeks.”
The Vikings are 4-1 and tied for the division lead with the Bears at the moment, each of them two games ahead of the Packers.
Tarkenton raved about the stability of the Vikings organization, and credited them for not turning into a circus.
Of course, being in Minnesota helps.
“I like the stable ownership like we have in Minnesota,” Tarkenton said. “The Wilf family are so solid and great. I love our coach. I love our front office. They don’t make the headlines. Christian Ponder makes the headlines. Adrian Peterson makes the headlines. And how about Percy Harvin making the headlines!”
Whether they can sustain it remains to be seen, but at the moment, more and more believers are lining up behind Tarkenton.