The rumor now swirling around the NFL is that the Raiders have inquired with the Minnesota Vikings about journeyman QB Sage Rosenfels.
There are many potential reasons for such a rumor to be leaked.
A) The Raiders are putting pressure on the Eagles and trying to drive down the price of Donovan McNabb.
B) The Raiders are seriously considering Rosenfels as competition for Gradkowski, Russell and Frye.
C) This rumor has no legs and it is simply just the product of the slow NFL offseason.
The least likely of these reasons would be the first one. The Raiders front office personnel are a tight-lipped group and leaking a rumor doesn’t really jive.
If the Raiders are seriously considering Rosenfels, he would bring back memories of Gannon. The backup journeyman who always seemed to be productive when he got a chance.
Rosenfels owns a career 62.5% completion percentage and 81.2 QB rating.
His last two seasons in Houston he played 15 games, passed for 207 yards/per game, had 21 TDs and 22 INTs. He completed 65.7% of his passes.
He is a risk taker as judging from his INTs, but he also gets the ball in the endzone.
If the rumor has no legs we may hear nothing more or it just will not go anywhere.
The Raider do own two 5th round draft selections, which would be about the expected cost to acquire Rosenfels from the Vikings.