Lost in all the joy over having an incredibly young and talented group of quarterbacks in the NFL is the fact that such a group pushes mid-level veterans out of the game earlier. Perfect example: Sage Rosenfels announced his retirment on Sunday night.
The veteran backup, who started 12 games over 10 seasons with the Dolphins, Texans, Vikings and Giants, penned a lengthy post to friends and family on Facebook (via Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com) announcing his decision.
"I always knew the day would come. I just didn't think I'd be 35 when it finally happened. I will soon be turning in my paperwork to the NFL and formally retiring after a 12 year career," Rosenfels wrote. "Like most NFL players, I wish I could have played a couple more seasons, but usually the league is done with you before you are done with it."
He threw 30 touchdowns to 29 interceptions and went 6-3 starting games for the Texans in 2007 and 2008. He'll best be remembered, however, for his helicoptering ability: