The Start of 2009…A Preview of Moves That Can Happen Friday

Michael TreeceCorrespondent IFebruary 24, 2009

First of all, the trade for Sage Rosenfels reported first by Manimal of Viking Vigil, is all but official now. According to multiple sources, Sage is on his way to Minnesota for a fourth-round draft pick this Friday.

So it appears that with the trade for Rosenfels almost certain to go down on Friday, the Vikings may have seen the end of Gus Frerotte. For anybody wondering exactly who Sage Rosenfels is, here is a summary of his career so far:

Rosenfels is a 30-year-old quarterback out of Iowa State University. Rosenfels began his career with the Miami Dolphins, but never started there. In 2006, Rosenfels became a member of the Houston Texans and began to catch some people’s eye in 2007 when he played nine games and posted an 84.8 quarterback rating.

Rosenfels has a career quarterback rating of 81.2, and he has thrown 30 touchdowns to 29 interceptions.

It is likely that there will be a quarterback controversy heading into 2009, as Tarvaris Jackson has posted a career quarterback rating of 76.5, and a touchdown to interception ratio of 20 touchdowns to 18 interceptions.

Hopefully the Vikings can find solid play out of at least one of these quarterbacks next season, as it appears Gus Frerotte is on his way out.

Another move to look for as early as Friday, when Free Agency opens, is the possible re-signing of Center Matt Birk. According to sources, Birk and the Vikings are trying to get a deal done as we speak.

The Vikings have stated that they are willing to make offers to Birk and free agent TE Jim Kleinsasser, but they have also stated they are willing to let Darren Sharper go. It appears Sharper is all but singed a contract to join the New Orleans Saints in 2009.

The Vikings appear set to let second year safety Tyrell Johnson to take over for Sharper in 2009.

Another guy the Vikings have reportedly been looking at is Tennessee Titans Tackle Daniel Loper.


NFL UPDATE: For all of you who like following Free Agency as much as I do, it appears that the Tennessee Titans Pro Bowl DT Albert Haynesworth will likely be signing a contract with the...


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