Sid Hartman talks to Gus Frerotte, who thinks he deserves to come back and start for the Vikings next season.
I regularly see people point out that the Vikings were 8-3 with Frerotte as starter last season. But we could also point out that in his 11 starts, Frerotte threw 15 interceptions. We might also point out that the Vikings scored non-offensive points in five of their wins under Frerotte (in three of those wins, the non-offensive points were responsible for the margin of victory).
I don't want to dismiss the positive things Gus Frerotte did for the Vikings in 2008. He did some good things, and he played well in several Viking victories. But I think it would be a mistake for the Vikings to be satisfied with his level of quarterback play in 2009. Frerotte is average at best. To make Frerotte the starting QB in 2009 is to claim that average play at the quarterback position is all that is necessary. Sometimes, perhaps it is. And certainly sometimes, you are forced to get by with that. But if you are entering the off-season with opportunities to improve the quarterback position, to try go from an average (or below average) to a positive performance, you should.