If Brett Favre doesn't jump into the mix, put your money on QB Sage Rosenfels to be the starter in Minnesota. While some observers may be assuming that Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson is the incumbent starter for the Vikings, it's more likely that Rosenfels is the front-runner if you look at the numbers. And I'm not just talking about their stats. I've been told that when he agreed to a two-year contract extension to complete the trade between the Texans and Vikings in February, Rosenfels received a $1.4 million signing bonus. He's also being paid a base salary of $2 million this year, bringing his total compensation for season to $3.4 million.
Now consider that Jackson is in the final year of his deal which pays him a base salary of $535,000 and that Rosenfels is scheduled to earn salaries of $2.6 million in 2010 and $3 million in 2011.