A rare win late in the 2011 season elevated the Vikings to a better record than the Washington Redskins, but victory allowed their opponents that night to go on and select the Heisman Trophy-winning Baylor quarterback as the second overall pick.
Two years on, Gerhart is still being asked about the game, as his team sit at 1-7 and still very much unsettled at quarterback, with Christian Ponder, Matt Cassell and Josh Freeman all sharing duties so far this season.
Gerhart told Tri-City Herald.com: "I remember right after we beat Washington in 2011, everybody was like, 'Why'd you beat Washington?'
"We were trying to play well and get a win for each other and the fans. Then we finally get a win and they say, 'Ah, man, you should have lost because we'd get a better Draft pick.' Which would've been RGIII. It's a no-win situation for us."
The Vikings face the Redskins in the Thursday night game this week.