Former Vikings QB Joe Kapp passed away at 85

The Minnesota Vikings experienced another loss in as many months with the passing of former quarterback Joe Kapp at 85 years old on Monday.

The starter in Super Bowl IV against the Kansas City Chiefs, was the Vikings starter for three seasons after spending seven seasons with in the Canadian Football League where he twice led the British Columbia Lions to the Grey Cup title game.

In the last years of his life, Kapp struggled with dementia and feared that he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). His son J.J. Kapp said that his father’s brain will be studied at the University of San Francisco.

Our thoughts and prayers at Vikings Wire are with Kapp’s family, friends and with the Vikings organization.

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