The Purple People Eater’s Alan Page was the first to jump from Minnesota to the Midway.
Hall of Famer, future Minnesota Supreme Court Judge, and Viking Ring of Honor member Alan Page played his last three and a half seasons for the intra-division rival Chicago Bears from 1978-1981.
As weird as it is seeing Page in a Bears jersey, I think we can agree it’s more weird that defensive linemen used to wear 80s numbers.
Here’s an interview with Page courtesy of the Pro Football HOF:
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