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Jim Finks

James Edward Finks

Position: QB-DB-TB
Height: 5-11    Weight: 180 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: August 31, 1927 in St. Louis, MO
Died: May 8, 1994 in New Orleans, LA
High School: Salem
College: Tulsa   (school history)
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 12th round (116th overall) of the 1949 NFL Draft.
1-time Pro Bowler (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1995

Playing Record

New Orleans Saints
  General Manager (1986-1992)
Chicago Bears
  Executive VP/General Manager (1974-1982)
Minnesota Vikings
  General Manager, VP/General Manager (1964-1974)

Team Results

Year Tm Lg Job Title W L T W plyf L plyf Playoff Result
1964 Minnesota Vikings NFL General Manager 8 5 1 .615 0 0
1965 Minnesota Vikings NFL General Manager 7 7 0 .500 0 0
1966 Minnesota Vikings NFL General Manager 4 9 1 .308 0 0
1967 Minnesota Vikings NFL General Manager 3 8 3 .273 0 0
1968 Minnesota Vikings NFL General Manager 8 6 0 .571 0 1 Lost Div
1969 Minnesota Vikings NFL General Manager 12 2 0 .857 2 1 Lost SB
1970 Minnesota Vikings NFL General Manager 12 2 0 .857 0 1 Lost Div
1971 Minnesota Vikings NFL General Manager 11 3 0 .786 0 1 Lost Div
1972 Minnesota Vikings NFL VP/General Manager 7 7 0 .500 0 0
1973 Minnesota Vikings NFL VP/General Manager 12 2 0 .857 2 1 Lost SB
1974 Chicago Bears NFL Executive VP/General Manager 4 10 0 .286 0 0
1974 Minnesota Vikings NFL VP/General Manager 10 4 0 .714 2 1 Lost SB
1975 Chicago Bears NFL Executive VP/General Manager 4 10 0 .286 0 0
1976 Chicago Bears NFL Executive VP/General Manager 7 7 0 .500 0 0
1977 Chicago Bears NFL Executive VP/General Manager 9 5 0 .643 0 1 Lost Div
1978 Chicago Bears NFL Executive VP/General Manager 7 9 0 .438 0 0
1979 Chicago Bears NFL Executive VP/General Manager 10 6 0 .625 0 1 Lost WC
1980 Chicago Bears NFL Executive VP/General Manager 7 9 0 .438 0 0
1981 Chicago Bears NFL Executive VP/General Manager 6 10 0 .375 0 0
1982 Chicago Bears NFL Executive VP/General Manager 3 6 0 .333 0 0
1986 New Orleans Saints NFL General Manager 7 9 0 .438 0 0
1987 New Orleans Saints NFL General Manager 12 3 0 .800 0 1 Lost WC
1988 New Orleans Saints NFL General Manager 10 6 0 .625 0 0
1989 New Orleans Saints NFL General Manager 9 7 0 .563 0 0
1990 New Orleans Saints NFL General Manager 8 8 0 .500 0 1 Lost WC
1991 New Orleans Saints NFL General Manager 11 5 0 .688 0 1 Lost WC
1992 New Orleans Saints NFL General Manager 12 4 0 .750 0 1 Lost WC
Total 27 Years 220 169 5 .565 6 12
Minnesota Vikings 1964-1974 94 55 5 .627 6 6
Chicago Bears 1974-1982 57 72 0 .442 0 2
New Orleans Saints 1986-1992 69 42 0 .622 0 4