The Facts: Frerotte, who was 8-3 as a starter last season until he got hurt and was replaced by Tarvaris Jackson, is signed for next year, but he says it is up to HC Brad Childress whether he is back or not. "A lot of people say, 'Why wouldn't you want to go back there and, if you're not starting, just stand there and watch?' but it's not about that for me," Frerotte said.
Diehards Line:Frerotte went on to express the belief he expects to improve because of his greater familiarity with the offense. "I was only in the offense for six months, so I should get a lot better with another year under my belt," he said. "I think I've earned the right to be a starter. It wasn't handed to me. I went in and played well and gave everything I had to the team. ..." The Vikings have been noncommital regarding their plans at quarterback. Frerotte is due a roster bonus in March; whether he gets it could provide some indication of their intended direction.