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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