McNabb-To-Redskins Trade Won’t End McNabb-To-Vikings Speculation

Posted by Mike Wobschall on April 5, 2010 – 6:20 am

The Philadelphia Eagles traded QB Donovan McNabb to the Washington Redskins on Sunday night, ending weeks of speculation regarding the future of McNabb in Philadelphia.

Although the Vikings and the 3 other teams that comprise the NFC North weren’t involved in this deal, it still has relevance to the Purple.

Because it’s unknown at this point whether Brett Favre will return for the 2010 season or not and also because of Head Coach Brad Childress’ familiarity with McNabb, the Vikings were identified as a possible landing spot for McNabb every time talk surfaced about the Eagles trading him away. Now that the Eagles have shipped McNabb out of town, there will be no more talk of the 6-time Pro Bowler joining the Vikings, right?


Even if Favre does come back and play for the Vikings in 2010, there’s still a possibility McNabb could be in purple at some point in the future. The 2010 season is the final year of McNabb’s current contract, so if the Redskins aren’t able to lock McNabb up via a contract extension, the QB will be an unrestricted free agent (UFA) after next season.

But it’s certainly putting the cart before the horse to think about any of that at this point. We have the whole 2010 season in front of us and you’d certainly expect the Redskins to sign McNabb to contract extension, especially after giving up a 2nd round pick this year and either a 3rd or 4th round pick next year to acquire McNabb.

The point is, though, this trade ends McNabb’s tenure in Philadelphia but it won’t end talk of McNabb one day joining the Vikings.

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15 Responses to “McNabb-To-Redskins Trade Won’t End McNabb-To-Vikings Speculation”

  1. By Big Sky Zeke on Apr 5, 2010 | Reply

    Let him go to Wash………childress at some point you need to look at a qaurterback for the future not for next year

  2. By PurpleNurple on Apr 5, 2010 | Reply

    At least the talk for this year is ended. Now we can move our focus away from convincing Favre to retire once and for all.

  3. By vikings012 on Apr 5, 2010 | Reply

    i sa y we get favre back for this year and win the superbowl then next year favre will retire so we go and sign mcnabb to a contact for like 4 years or so then we draft a good QB to sit behind mcnabb for a couple years and learn our system and once mcnabbs time is up the new QB will be ready to be our future guy ohh and while we have mcnabb will win another 1 or 2 superbowls then once hes gone and our new QB is good he will win us some SB’s as well the vikigs will have the most superbowls in this decade GO VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. By mikewobschall on Apr 5, 2010 | Reply

    I like vikings012′s plan.

  5. By cjsiewert on Apr 5, 2010 | Reply


  6. By Nor on Apr 5, 2010 | Reply

    We need a QB for the future, when signing older QBs for a year here and a year there, there is really no consistency. Don’t get me wrong, I love what Favre has done for the team, but I believe it is now time to look to the future. We need a face for the franchise that will be a top QB for years to come.

  7. By Dj on Apr 5, 2010 | Reply

    even if we didn’t get mcnabb… we can try to draft Tim Tebow… bc it would be great if he have Tim Tebow, so tebow and percy harvin have played with each other in florida

  8. By Vikes Fan on Apr 5, 2010 | Reply

    We should trade a 2nd or 3rd round pick and future pick for Jason Cambell and trade both Sage and Tarvaris for current picks.

  9. By Mike on Apr 5, 2010 | Reply

    I love the idea of Tebow coming to MN, they really should consider drafting him seeing as how he will most likely be at that draft spot in the bottom of the first. He would work well with Harvin, and could learn under Favre and our QB coaching experienced staff. So MN shouldn’t be afraid to draft Tebow at the first pick, he is going to be a top prospect for many years to come. Heck even a year under Favre would be good for him. Favre can still teach young players in his own way without being an actual teacher. :)

  10. By marcus on Apr 5, 2010 | Reply

    jason cambell would be better than sage rosenfels! and he might be on the market soon with the mcnabb deal with the skins! he’ll be a great 2nd or starting Qb for the vikes the guy never had a good oline and coaching….he really good?

  11. By Daniel on Apr 5, 2010 | Reply

    Get rid of Tarvaris Jackson & draft Tim Tebow

  12. By Dj on Apr 5, 2010 | Reply

    Vikings should trade Tarvaris Jackson for someone better…

  13. By DmOnEy on Apr 6, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings should trade Tavaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels and get someone better

  14. By Alex Baumann on Apr 6, 2010 | Reply

    You know, McNabb is only going to Washington because he had to. He will be here in Minnesota next year. I agree with some of these guys, the Vikings need to dump Jackson. Brett Favre will be back too. He will get one last shot, and bring home the Vince Lombardi Trophy to Vikings fans, and make the Green Bay faithful cry themselves to sleep.

  15. By Randy on Apr 8, 2010 | Reply

    I like vikings012′s idea, with one tweak. we get a QB in this years draft instead of next. With all the depth at the quarterback position in this years draft class, whether it be tebow or Colt McCoy or whomever, it would be more than stupid if the vikes didnt walk away from this draft without at least one signal caller. Also i agree with dumping Tarvaris Jackson. I have been saying that since 2008, well before Brett Favre or Sage Rosenfels coming to town was ever fathomed.

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