This is the one that’s not going to die: Donovan McNabb is unhappy in Philadelphia, despite the way he and the team played right up until the end of the NFC Title Game, and desires to be traded. The Vikings desperately need a battle-tested veteran quarterback, especially one who’s well-versed in the sort of offense Brad Childress likes to run, which makes McNabb a perfect fit. Sources as unimpeachable as Deion Sanders say McNabb remains irritated with being benched by Andy Reid and would prefer not to be on his team any longer. For me, McNabb would be solution 1-A to the Vikings quarterback issue. He’s a playmaker, pure and simple. And he would benefit from being on a team that likes to run the ball a lot and take pressure off their quarterback. I just don’t think the Vikes will be able to get this one done. First off, in spite of what Deion says, I don’t believe it’s over for McNabb in Philly. I think that fence can still be mended…with money. Second, I’m not sure McNabb’s experience with Chilly as his offensive coordinator in Philly left him eager to resume the relationship. Third, I don’t believe the Vikings would be willing to part with the high draft pick the Eagles would no doubt demand. Fourth, I think there are other, younger options the Vikes are interested in. I hold firm in my belief that the Vikes will start the season with Tarvaris Jackson and someone else, not an established veteran like McNabb or Kurt Warner, competing for the starting job.
Vikings Rumors: Donovan McNabb
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