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As football season starts, discussing backup Vikings quarterback Sage Rosenfels and other Jews in the NFL

August 30, 2010
Quarterbacks Brett Favre #4 and Sage Rosenfels #2 of the Minnesota Vikings watch the scoreboard from the bench during the Monday Night Football game against the Green Bay Packers on October 5, 2009 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.(Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Quarterbacks Brett Favre #4 and Sage Rosenfels #2 of the Minnesota Vikings watch the scoreboard from the bench during the Monday Night Football game against the Green Bay Packers on October 5, 2009 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.(Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Football season is upon us once again—it kicks off on Rosh Hashanah, with a game between the Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints and the Minnesota Vikings, a team that boasts the only Jewish quarterback in the NFL, Sage Rosenfels. (His playing time has been eclipsed mightily by Brett Favre.)

But Rosenfels isn’t the only Jew in professional football. Tablet Magazine’s Marc Tracy has been keeping tabs on his coreligionists on the gridiron. He spoke with The Atlantic Wire‘s Ray Gustini, a similarly avid fan who formerly wrote for the National Football Post, about which teams are friendly to the Jews—and which could end up as Tablet Magazine’s favorite squad.

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