Sage Rosenfels Now a Viking...Officially


Sage Rosenfels flew into Minneapolis yesterday, and sat through a terrible snowstorm so he could be at Winter Park to officially be introduced as the newest member of the Vikings.  I’m guessing he would’ve been pretty ticked if some last minute thing had come up – like the Vikes deciding to make a run at Kurt Warner – but that’s all moot now.  According to Adam Caplan, the Vikes have officially completed the trade, sending a 4th rounder to Houston, and have signed Rosenfels to the rumored three-year, $9 million contract extension.  So Sage is on-board.  Wouldn’t it be nice to buy him a shiny new receiver to throw to?

Update: ESPN says Rosenfels’ extension is $9 million for two years, not three.  He will undergo a physical this morning.

Update 2: ESPN is fulla beans.  Rosenfels was due a little over one million on the last year of his Texans contract but when he signed the extension that was tossed.  So it’s three years for $9 million, just like previously reported.

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  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    congrats viking fans you got your man. sage rosenfels will be a good fit for your team, no doubt.

  • Mike

    Support for Rosenfels as starting QB over the likes of Kurt Warner mystifies me. The Vikings are in for another Frerotte type season. And you can’t blame Childress because Vikes fans supported Rosenfels.

  • Justin

    Sage Rosenfels sucks and he is not at all the answer we needed to address the qb issue, way to go vikes another lame qb move…

  • Toes

    why do the vikes keep on picking up quarterbacks who are ok at best… They are close to having all the pieces of the puzzle, but yet they slack on the most important position on the field… The allen pick up last year was great… but rosenfels this year?? come on….

  • http://Pennsylvania bernie jelinek

    Toes, we should give Rosenfels a chance first, right? I mean, the guy deserves that much. Also, judging him for one bad game against the Colts is hardly fair. I hope he’ll pick up his game now that expectations are higher. It did happen to Rich Gannon when he left a so-so Vikings team, then suddenly became an MVP and did get the Raiders to the Superbowl, as did Steve Young, leaving Tampa Bay for a great San Francisco team, leading them to the Super bowl, and a ring. Sometimes all that it takes is a little more self-confidence in your ability, and finding the right team to gel with. I’m not saying Rosenfels will be another Gannon or Young, but we can only hope he ups his game, he does have talent. 

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    bernie, remember what i said many days ago about some fair weather viking fans? well toes, justin, and mike just made my point. they gotta give him a chance, he’ll come through

  • Mike

    I can’t believe Dave the Dallas fan has the audacity to call me a fair weather viking fan.  At least you have Mr. (Jessica) Simpson even if he takes her on vacation when he should be getting ready for the playoffs.  The reason I am complaining now is because I don’t want to be complaining once the season starts.  Now is the time to get a good QB.  I have already given this steady stream of losers too many chances. 

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    my apologies to you then mike, but i again will say this; i live here in n.iowa and i continue to here whinning at every move the vikings make. it really is nauseating already. hey i got nothing against you guys that are real viking fans. it’s the ones that bitch and moan all the time, about everything….wow…..those are fair weather, and believe me the weather around here is anything but fair most days…..and i’m going to cancun myself next week, jessica ain’t goin though….tobad

  • Justin

    If Sage Rosenfels shouldn’t even be metioned in the same sentence as Steve Young. The vikings are so very close and have spent a lot of money to put there current team together and yet they are gambling it on some second rate quarter back. Dave we don’t all have the luxery of living in n.iowa and cheering for whoever we want to, we bleed purple and just care a lot about our team. Welcome to the land of tall buildings and pro sports teams…

  • Ryan

    God I hate Mike, THE VIKINGS DO NOT WAN’T ANOTHER 40 YR OLD AT QB!  Do you really think Warner would be that good for us?  He had 2 of the best WR’s to throw to last year and he is gonna be even a year older, we wan’t someone for the present and the near future and and doing a lot of research I think Sage is that guy, I’ll admit the I was scepticle about the move because I really wanted Derek Anderson but didn’t realize he couldn’t even break a 60% completion rating, Sage almost hits 70%, so it was obviously a no brainer.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    i did’nt mention steveyoung in the same sentence as sage rosenfels? what the hell does tall buildings got to do with anything? they don’t make the vikings any better. and you know what they got a lot more taller buildings in L.A. too, right? i understand your trouble about not getting a top rate qb. but do you need one to win? no. you have arguably one, if not the best D against the run. and a top 5 D over all? you have maybe the biggest O-LINE in football with perhaps the #1 rb weapon in the game. so you need a qb to win games for you??? no. you need one to get a few first downs, not turn the ball over, and manage the game……sage rosenfels fits the bill better then you think, justin…the only reason i said anything about n.iowa is because sage is from iowa and i’d like him to succeed. i have no problems with living in minnesota. my inlaws, and uncle live there, so i frequent the state quite often. nice place. hope they keep the vikings

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    oh, and by the way my uncle that lives in minny, huge viking fan. he bleeds purple too. i always told him thats ok, but when the vikings are losing, just don’t bleed on me

  • Mike

    I will be cursing brain dead Brad Childress and all other Sage supporters like Ryan when the Vikings pass over a super bowl QB in Kurt Warner to suffer through another Frerotte type year testing an unproven backup QB obtained with a 4th round pick that throws more INTs than TDs.

  • Mike

    Knowing Childress, T-Jack will start the season at QB over Rosenfels just like last year.

  • http://Pennsylvania bernie jelinek

    Justin, the only reason i mentioned Sage in comparison to Steve Young and Rich Gannon was to give us a glimmer of hope in that playing for a better team, may improve his play. In no way am i comparing them talent-wise, obviously Young and Gannon were All-Pros. I myself am skeptical about the whole QB thing, and believe me anyone would want a Tom Brady or Peyton Manning to lead their team, but the fact is, there are’nt too many great QB’S in this league. How about Ben Rothlisburger of the Steelers? Nobody had even heard of him during the draft, and he’s already won two rings, and he’s not super-talented, but he’s getting better each year. We should all hope our QBS play well, but Mike has the right to curse us hopefuls if things turn sour, let’s hope Mike’s wrong.