Age: 25 (born Jan 13, 1988)
Hometown: Grandview, Mo.
Height, weight: 6-6, 240
College career: Played as a true freshman at Kansas State and started 32 of 35 games in three seasons (2006-08). Holds school career records for passing yards, touchdown passes and completion percentage.
Drafted: First-round pick (17th overall) in 2009 by Tampa Bay.
With Tampa Bay: Career leader in TD passes (80) and passing yards (13,298) for the Buccaneers. Had 4,065 passing yards in 2012.
With the Vikings: Signed on Oct. 7 after being released by Tampa Bay.
Contract: Signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Vikings (prorated for 12 weeks, it will be worth slightly more than $2 million). He also is earning $8.4 million from Tampa Bay this season, even though he was released.