A lot of you are going to be unhappy to hear this, but, according to the Houston Chronicle, the Vikings and Texans are near agreement on a trade that would send a 4th round draft pick to Houston in exchange for quarterback Sage Rosenfels. The Vikings pursued Rosenfels last season but Houston balked at their offer of a 3rd rounder. Evidently, Rosenfels’ trade value has fallen since then. I don’t know why, since I thought he played pretty solid ball in place of Matt Schaub…at least in the second half against us (that was the game where Schaub’s knee was taken out, some would say in dirty fashion, by Jared Allen).
Is Rosenfels the ideal answer for our quarterback dilemma? No. I still say Donovan McNabb would’ve been, but that was never actually going to happen (unless something weird went down). Jeff Garcia to me would’ve been tolerable but not exciting. Jon Kitna? He’s Garcia with less mobility. No one else out there did much for me. I advocated all along for Rosenfels because I thought that, from a practical stand-point, he was the best among a lot of middling options. I’m not going to elevate the Purple to Super Bowl favorite status because of this move…nor am I going to hold my head and wail and curse the name of Brad Childress. It was really the only move to make, given the circumstances.