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Former Texans QB Sage Rosenfels Retires After 12 Seasons

The third-best quarterback in Texans franchise history calls it a career.

This is the closest thing the photo archive had of a Sage/Texans photo.
This is the closest thing the photo archive had of a Sage/Texans photo.
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The third-winningest quarterback in Houston Texans franchise history called it a career over the weekend, as Sage Rosenfels announced his retirement from the NFL on his Facebook page.

The 12-year veteran spent time with Washington, Miami, New York, and Minnesota, but we'll always remember him for his time in deep steel blue from 2006 to 2008. While a Texan, Rosenfels appeared in 19 games and started 10. In those games, Rosenfels threw for 3,380 yards with 24 touchdowns and 23 interceptions, going 6-4 as a starter. Most of his numbers, beyond the ever-important 'Just Winz,' are third in Texans' franchise history.

After going 4-1 in 2007, there was chatter that Rosenfels should be the full-time starter over Matt Schaub, but that chatter would go away after a game in 2008, which, for better or worse, will always pop into a Texans' fan head when they hear the sweet sounds of Sage's name.

While that play would be matched in absurd infamy by the Q-Tip, the sting is quite different. However, I'll suggest that we remember Sage for the good memories, like that three touchdown game against Tampa Bay.

Sound off on your Sage Rosenfels memories below.