It certainly seemed that way after the veteran quarterback saw almost no work in the team's minicamp practices on Saturday and Sunday last week. Rosenfels, in fact, received no snaps in 11-on-11 or 7-on-7 drills in the final day of the camp.
Asked about the situation with Rosenfels, coach Brad Childress said: "Just rotating him around a little bit. We try to expose all those guys to all situations and it wouldn't be uncommon for you to see here (at Winter Park) or in training camp where you're trying to expose two quarterbacks and shutting (another) guy down for a day.
"I really wouldn't make anything of that other than we were trying to expose those other three quarterbacks to some of that red area stuff and some of that blitz stuff yesterday."
Rosenfels, however, refused to comment after both the Saturday and Sunday practices and it was clear he was less than thrilled to have not only fallen behind Tarvaris Jackson but also rookie Joe Webb.
Webb, whom the Vikings took in the sixth-round out of Alabama-Birmingham, got many of the second-team reps throughout the weekend.
Webb's rise as a quarterback with the Vikings is interesting considering the expectation was that he would be moved to wide receiver and only is playing quarterback because the Vikings were so impressed by what they saw from him when he threw some passes at the end of their rookie minicamp.
It appears Childress would like to go with a quarterback depth chart that would include Brett Favre, Jackson and Webb. That would leave Rosenfels as the odd man out.
Rosenfels had been obtained from Houston for a fourth-round pick after the 2008 season and was expected to compete with Jackson for the starting job in 2009. That, of course, was before Favre arrived.
The key question is what would the Vikings be able to get for Rosenfels? Obviously, the Vikings won't have much leverage because teams will know Rosenfels has fallen down the depth chart.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "I saw a guy that is taking another step within the system and has the wisdom of watching a very good quarterback play last year and operate in this system like a master at the piano." — Vikings coach Brad Childress talking about the development he is seeing from Tarvaris Jackson and noting that watching Brett Favre last season did not hurt Jackson.