Sage Rosenfels’ role for the Minnesota Vikings changed on Tuesday when the team signed Brett Favre. The former Iowa State quarterback started the Vikings’ first pre-season game.

Favre will start Minnesota’s next pre-season game this Friday against Kansas City.Rosenfels says the Farve signing wasn’t a total shock, as it is something that has been ongoing for three months.

“For me personally obviously this wasn’t what I was hoping for, you know I tried to get traded here and got traded here,” Rosenfels says.

Rosenfels says Favre’s presence does not change how he approaches the upcoming season. He says if and when the team needs him, he will be read and will play playoff caliber football and will keep working as if he was the anointed starter.

Rosenfels appeared to have the inside track on the starting job. He says he was excited to get out the other night and start a game and says he felt he played well and has a good grasp of the offense. “I’m just gonna keep working, keep working, stay ready, stay focused, and be ready when this team needs me,” Rosenfels says.

Defensive back and former U.N.I. standout Benny Sapp, says “its a good day for us.” Sapp is happy to have Favre on board, as he says “the organization upstairs, they know what they’re doing..they go me here.”