Though questions remain whether Tarvaris Jackson will rebel in the wake of the arrival of Brett Favre (Jackson says he won’t), there are no such concerns regarding the mindset of Sage Rosenfels.
Per a league source, Rosenfels plans on being a good solider.
And that makes sense. Rosenfels has never been a starter, so he’s losing nothing. For him, the only reality is that he will no longer have a chance to compete for the starting job.
But Rosenfels will be in position to replace Favre, if his rotator cuff tears the rest of the way, either because his rotator cuff has torn or because it hasn’t torn but the team and/or Favre will say it has torn simply because he has lost his fastball.
Moreover, unless the Third Annual Favre Retirement becomes the Third Annual Favre Unretirement, Rosenfels will be the guy in 2010 — with a full year to learn the system.