The Minnesota Vikings and the Houston Texans are reported to having a trade in the works. The Vike are in need of a QB and the Texans are willing to unload one. The Vikes were going after Sage Rosenfels last season when the deal fell through, the Vikes offered Houston a third-round pick for Rosenfels last February, but the Texans asked for a second-rounder.
It looks like both clubs will try to make a second go at it. It reported that the Vikings would be their 4th round pick to Houston for Sage Rosenfels. Nothing can be official until 11PM Thursday night, because this when Free Agency begins.
With this addition,Rosenfels would leave Gus Frerotte would be the odd man out.Rosenfels would be an upgrade to what the Vikes have at the Quarterback position right now. He would be one of the better QBs in the Chilly era that is for certain. With this addition Rosenfels would compete for the starting job with Tarvaris Jackson and in all likelihood win the job. Rosenfels is what the Vikes would want in a QB a player to manage the game and not throw the game away.Giving up a fourth rounder isn’t too high of a price and he does have some experience.
Here are some of Rosenfels highlights:
- In 2005, Rosenfels led the Dolphins to their biggest comeback in 31 years, rallying them from 20 points down in the fourth quarter to a 24-23 victory over Buffalo. Rosenfels directed touchdown drives of 70, 49 and 73 yards, with the winning score coming on a 4-yard TD pass to Chris Chambers on fourth down with 6 seconds left.
- In 2007 with Houston, Rosenfels tied an NFL record with four fourth-quarter TD passes, and he also threw a two-point conversion, but the Texans lost to Tennessee 38-36 on Rob Bironas' record eighth field goal of the game.