As he enters his ninth season in the National Football League former Iowa State quarterback Sage Rosenfels finds himself competing for the starting job with the Minnesota Vikings.
The 31-year-old Maquoketa native broke in with the Washington Redskins in 2001 and also had stints in Miami and Houston before joining the Vikings this past off-season.
Rosenfels says it’s a great feeling compared to where he was in his rookie season to be competing for a starting job. Rosenfels is getting more work with the starting offense after Brett Favre declined to come out of retirement and Tavaris Jackson suffered a minor knee injury over the weekend.
Rosenfels says he tries to make the most of the practice he gets whether it is with the first team or second team. Rosenfels says he and third-string quarterback John David Booty are not going to turn down the extra work. He says he feels good and Booty does too even with the extra work.
Rosenfels says he ready to take command of the Viking offense as he’s seen a lot of things in his first eight years. Minnesota’s pre-season opener is August 14th at Indianapolis.