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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