John McClain (no, not that one; yes I know it’s spelled different) writes in the Houston Chronicle that if the Vikings say goodbye to Gus Frerotte, which they’re expected to do as soon as the Sage Rosenfels trade goes through, the Texans should put him on their short list of replacement back-up quarterbacks. Says McClain:
At 37, he’s a 15-year veteran who has played in just about every system other than the single wing.
General manager Rick Smith and coach Gary Kubiak saw how effective Frerotte can be. He threw a season-high three touchdown passes in the Vikings’ 28-21 victory over the Texans at the Metrodome.
Neither Frerotte nor Rosenfels knew it at the time, but they both may have been playing themselves into new jobs that day at the Dome. Rosenfels played the second half in place of Matt Schaub and clearly impressed the Vikings (who were already interested in him anyway), and now McClain reveals that Frerotte’s performance in the same game may end up factoring into his acquisition by Houston. Is that what they call the Circle of Life?