The Vikings traded a fourth-round draft pick to the Houston Texans yesterday and acquired 31-year-old veteran Sage Rosenfels. They had been trying to get him since last year, and they signed him to a two-year, $9 million extension.
He will compete with Tarvaris Jackson for the starting QB role. Jackson took a big step backward last January in the first-round playoff game against Philadelphia, after rebounding in the final games of the regular season.
The trade and contract extension tells me that the job will be Rosenfels'. Granted, he's no Tom Brady, but he stepped in for the injured Matt Schaub last year for Houston and played in five games. He threw six TDs, 10 INTs, and for over 1,300 yards. Here's more about the trade from ESPN. (Thanks Eddie.)
I don't know if Rosenfels is the long term answer at QB for the Vikings, but I really soured on Jackson after that playoff loss. The Vikings need to take the next step forward in 2009, or Brad Childress will be looking for work.