Forget About Vick, Favre, and Anderson: Let Sage Play

Andy RAnalyst IAugust 5, 2009

CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Quarterback Sage Rosenfels #18 of the Houston Texans looks to pass the ball downfield during the NFL game against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 23, 2008 in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

If you're like me, you're sick of hearing headlines about Vick, Favre, or some other random quarterback that the Vikings should get.

It all started with Favre and the possibility of him coming out of retirement for the second time.

We all know how that story ended.

Then, it was Michael Vick's turn. Why would you want this guy?

Vick has a career completion percentage that is barely touching 50 percent. The only thing Vick has going for him is that he is fast.

In case you haven't noticed yet, the Vikings already have a similar quarterback to Vick. His name is Tarvaris Jackson.

Jackson is a very mobile quarterback. While he's not as fast as Vick, he's more accurate and knows the system better.

The Vikings don't run with their quarterback. That's for Peterson and Taylor to handle.

Now there's articles saying that we should get Anderson or Quinn from the Browns.

What has Quinn done to even acknowledge any sort of trade value? Honestly, his completion percentage is below 50 percent. That's all I need to know about a quarterback to say he's not worth anything.

Quinn is a baby who even though was drafted 22nd a couple of years ago, still held out for more money. You are the 22nd pick in the draft for a reason. You have no right for a hold out. You were a rookie who hadn't proven anything and were drafted in the bottom half of the first round.

Anderson had a Pro Bowl year in 2007, but struggled along with the rest of his team in 2008. His benching was ridiculous if you ask me. Neither of his backups did any better.

My question is, why are all you fans writing Sage off before he's even taken a snap in a Vikings uniform?

The guy has a very high completion percentage and his football IQ isn't too bad either.

He has plenty of weapons around him to succeed and has a great arm to match.

For those of you who say he throws a lot of interceptions, what did Frerotte do last season for us other than lead the league in interceptions during his time?

Sage's four interception performance really dropped his rating down last season. Let's face it, Sage went up against a very good defense at a very bad time.

He's mostly known for his helicopter play against the Colts, but he has had more brilliant moments than not. We can't say that about our other quarterbacks in recent years.

We don't need a guy who can throw 30 touchdowns. We just need someone who can complete a pass on third down to keep the defenses honest.

The Vikings haven't had a quarterback complete more than 60 percent of their passes since the Culpepper era.

Sage turned only 31 last March and we only gave up a fourth round pick to get him. Fourth round picks typically end up on special teams only for their entire career. Whether you think so or not, this was a good move.

Let's see Sage play before we can him. The Vikings have had a great history of turning old "washed up" quarterbacks into Pro Bowlers. Guys that immediately come to mind include Warren Moon, Randall Cunningham, and Brad Johnson.

The Vikings can do the same with Sage. Give it time Vikings' fans.

We've seen Jackson play enough to know that he cannot carry this team deep into the playoffs. While I don't want to get rid of Jackson, I still think he needs to learn how to play the game.

He needs to stop throwing those awkward sidearm balls and learn to throw overhand when being pressured. Until he learns how to keep his composure under pressure, he shouldn't be starting for a Super Bowl caliber team.

Jump on Sage's bandwagon and give him your support. LET SAGE PLAY!