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    Vikings new backup QB?

    Word is that the Vikes are trying to sign Gus Frerotte as a backup QB. There's several articles out there stating this.

    Why? Surely there is a better plan B than this. I've been impressed with most of their offseason moves, but this one leaves me stumped.

    The only positive theory one could have is that they are using this to force the hand of Texas to agree to the Sage trade proposal. Many rumors are out there that the Texans are still considering this trade. Here's one (see the post from March 19th):

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    Re: Vikings new backup QB?

    Wow, I would not feel good heading into next season with Gus as the backup. I hope they work it out for Sage.


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    Re: Vikings new backup QB?

    seneca should go start for the bears and sage should go start for the vikings, sounds great to me



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    Re: Vikings new backup QB?

    everything I read say they want Losman.



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    Re: Vikings new backup QB?

    The Vikes have serious issues at QB. If they don't correct it they are going be in big trouble. Gus is not an answer. This tells me they are set on T Jack and that pains me.



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    Re: Vikings new backup QB?

    Last I heard they would like to have Sage but the Texans want too high of a draft pick for him right now. It would be cool if they can work out a deal.


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    Re: Vikings new backup QB?

    It's not that I think T-Jack cannot be the guy. I think he's got a world of talent. It's way too early to give up on a guy like that. He has a winning record as a starter, and the receiving corps was a joke last year. I think he should be the starter, but they need a backup in place that can be trusted to take the helm if necessary. I think Sage would fit that role nicely. Losman? Not quite so nice. Gus Frerotte? I sure hope not.


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    Re: Vikings new backup QB?

    Ah, good old Gus.

    I wonder if after a score, he'll run through the end zone and ram his head intot the wall of the Metrodome - injuring his neck.

    That's about the only thing I remember about him.



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    Re: Vikings new backup QB?

    I personally would like things to stay the way they are. I think Gus would be a formidable QB pickup for Minnesota. Good experience and he could teach Jackson a thing or 10. I think this is a good scenario.


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    Re: Vikings new backup QB?

    We just had Gus Ferrotte a couple of years ago. We let him go presumably because of his age/inability. Why bring him back?

    PS, Sage to the Vikes makes me feel kinda funny (in a very good way). Like when I had to climb the rope in gym class.


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    Re: Vikings new backup QB?

    We had to sign a backup anyway while Tjack is probably going to be our starter @ least he can get another veteran who is a smart Qb not very productive though but none the less can still help Tjack maybe improve a little faster.


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    Re: Vikings new backup QB?

    I think the Texans won't trade Sage unless they get a nice draft pick for him. He's worth that to them with all the QB injuries they always have.


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