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Update On McNabb Trade Talk

Posted by Mike Wobschall on March 29, 2010 – 7:30 am

The speculation has been swirling of late regarding talk of a potential Donovan McNabb trade, with much of the speculation foreshadowing a potential union between the 6-time Pro Bowler and the Vikings.

On one hand, the thought of the Vikings acquiring McNabb makes sense because of Head Coach Brad Childress’ familiarity with the QB from their days together in Philadelphia. On the other hand, the Vikings are also awaiting a decision from Brett Favre on his possible return to the team after a successful 2009 season.

With all of that said, I wanted to also pass along a couple of updates to our Saturday night blog entry about this topic. First, McNabb was on record last Wednesday saying that he’d prefer to stay and play in Philadelphia. Second, McNabb’s agent – Fletcher Smith – told Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News that he has no reason to believe a trade is imminent, and there have been no conversations with the Eagles about which teams McNabb prefers.

Also remember that the Vikings aren’t the only team being linked to McNabb. The Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders and St. Louis Rams have all been mentioned as possible destinations for McNabb should the Eagles decide to deal their starting QB.

So basically there’s been a lot of speculation and not a lot of legitimate development in this story. Maybe it’s something that was born out of pure rumor and has taken on a life of its own in the media. Or maybe it has a legitimate truth to it and the primary subjects involved in the story are posturing. We don’t really know and only time will tell.

Stay tuned to vikings.com for developments on this story and all other Vikings news.


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10 Responses to “Update On McNabb Trade Talk”

  1. By big ru on Mar 29, 2010 | Reply

    not mcnabb tim tebow let him watch favre for one year or two

  2. By Dj on Mar 29, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t mind having mcnabb with the vikings.. but what if Brett Favre comes back.. then mcnabb as to be the number 2 seed QB

  3. By Derek on Mar 29, 2010 | Reply

    I think it would be a good idea if we went after McNabb. There is too much risk involved to wait on Favre. IF Favre does come back, then I think the Vikings should pick up Tebow. Many did not think Aaron Rodgers would be all that good, but from the numbers he put up last year, he is my future pick in Fantasy. Tebow would learn tremendous things from Favre. Plus, we have one of his receivers, Harvin. Even better

  4. By solidboy on Mar 29, 2010 | Reply

    unload ‘em all ,pick up mc nabb for one year,draft tebow, then go after big ben when he gets out of jail

  5. By PurpleNurple on Mar 29, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s stop even thinking about McNabb. He isn’t going to help this team. Our focus on QBs needs to be on the young guys, the guys who have the potential to be named our franchise QB for the next decade or more. That’s something the Vikes haven’t had since Fran Tarkenton’s days. We just need to find one guy in the draft this year that can pick up enough from Favre to take over and start making everybody do a double take in 2011.

  6. By Benson on Mar 30, 2010 | Reply

    Favre will win games this year if he decides to return but he will also lose a big game for the vikes when it counts meaning playoffs. Vikes need to look for a new qb for the future, I don’t think t.j or sage is the answer.

  7. By Jessie on Mar 30, 2010 | Reply

    I think it would be great if we picked up McNabb. We shouldn’t be sitting around waiting for Farve to make a decision. We should tell farve to make a decsion. This is our season we are talking about. If Farve doesn’t come back and we don’t pick up McNabb what are we left with? Nothing. I agree that we could pick up Tebow. He could be a great asset to the team. Not only is he working on his throwing, but the boy can run. While he is learning from our QB, he could be helping out AP when needed. Tebow could also be a great wildcat asset.

  8. By vikescot on Mar 31, 2010 | Reply

    Here we go again w/ the C2 (CHEESEHEAD CONNECTION) :{ QB dilema…..What has this guy Brett got on Chilly ????? Brett had a great season w/ the VIKES but he still has us held hostage !!!!! Even if he comes back and goes down hurt , do not want that to happen but need to assume as a possibility and we have nothing to back him up w/…. T J not , Sage not, we are kidding ourselves into believing Brett is the only VIABLE qb to run this OFFENSE.. We are also potentially putting ourselves in a BBBBad situation if Brett chooses not to play…By then Free agents are gone and we are stuck w/ bag of bad apples at QB !!!!! Still do not understand Chilly allowing the N.O. Saints def. to hammer Brett all “NFC TITLE game long”….

  9. By Tammy on Apr 2, 2010 | Reply

    Oh, good grief. He’s got the 3 B’s we do not want – banged up, bruised, and a brain not meant to lay QB

  10. By purple08 on Apr 4, 2010 | Reply

    Take McNabb over LORD FARVE in a heartbeat!

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