In search of the holy grail

February, 24, 2009
2/24/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

Here's a fun player-personnel fact for you as we await official confirmation of Minnesota's trade for Houston quarterback Sage Rosenfels. Assuming the trade is finalized, the Vikings will have devoted eight draft choices to acquiring six quarterbacks in the three-plus offseasons since Daunte Culpepper blew out his knee in 2005.

Here's the breakdown:

Collecting Quarterbacks
Year Quarterback How Acquired
2006 Tarvaris Jackson Traded two 3rd-round picks to draft him in 2nd round
2006 Brooks Bollinger Sent 7th-round pick to New York Jets
2007 Tyler Thigpen Drafted in 7th round
2007 Kelly Holcomb Sent 6th-round pick to Philadelphia
2008 John David Booty Sent 7th-round pick to Green Bay to move up into 5th round
2009 Sage Rosenfels Reported to be sending Houston a 4th-round pick

And for those keeping track, this will be the second time Minnesota vice president Rick Spielman has acquired Rosenfels. While with Miami in 2002, Spielman traded a seventh-round pick to Washington for him.

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