Vikings Rumors: Donovan McNabb

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.

Topics: Andy Reid, Deion Sanders, Donovan Mcnabb, Kurt Warner, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, Tarvaris Jackson

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  • http://views.washingtonpost.com/theleague/panelists/2009/01/is-donvan-mcnabb-done-in-philly.html Craven Lover of Purple

    Looks like the Vikes may have a shot at McNabb after all. According to the <a href=”http://views.washingtonpost.com/theleague/panelists/2009/01/is-donvan-mcnabb-done-in-philly.html”>Washington Post</a> Donovan is done in Philly. I’m not sure yet but it sounds like he may want to leave town more than fans do. Maybe we finally broke his spirit?

  • jeege

    Cassell.

  • Ryan

    Cassell only looked good because of Moss, where ever he goes next year he’s going to struggle.

  • jeege

    Moss has made alot of QBs look better than they are….most of them Vikings. I’ll give you that.

    But Cassell is the real deal.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    LOS ANGELES……..2010

  • Ryan

    I don’t buy it man, once he doesn’t have Moss the coverages seem alot better, alot easier to send heat to.

  • Travis

    Cassell will struggle with KC this coming season for one reason. he is a system type player and has had three years learning that system in New England. plus he had moss to throw to.

  • http://vikings.com mark denardo

    here we go again the vikings choke again i watched vikings lose 4 superbowls thats way i am no longer a fan i am now a chagers fan i hope when there contract up with the dome i hope they leave mn becouse with bret this team will not get back to playoff so go away losers find a new place to choke

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