Dan already touched upon McNabb to Minnesota several times today, so no need to rehash what was already written. He’s a better blogger than me.
Just tonight however FOXSports Jay Glazer is reporting that Donovan McNabb has been traded to the Minnesota Vikings for a 6th round pick in 2012 and possibly a 6th round pick in 2013 dependent upon McNabb’s play.
What’s most interesting is tonight the Vikings were rumored to be interested in signing Tyler Thigpen as their veteran QB option. But once Thigpen decided to join the Buffalo Bills the Vikings pulled the trigger on McNabb. The other component of this trade that was debated amongst sports talking heads this afternoon was if McNabb was willing to rework his contract, however former Washington Redskin Brian Mitchell tweeted that he “Had a conversation with McNabb. Contrary to what’s being reported, he’s not holding up the trade, skins are. Won’t be there tomorrow.”
It’s insane to think that McNabb was a hot commodity on the trade market last year and now is a backup plan for Tyler Thigpen, but that’s the way things go in the NFL. Provided McNabb re-works his deal soon, he’ll be handed the starting job to begin season and away we go.
We’ll have more thoughts tomorrow. It’s fair to wonder if Zygi Wilf was in Rick Spielman’s ear on how he wanted a veteran QB to win now and help with stadium push. Were veterans like Visanthe Shiancoe lobbying for McNabb? How much did the Vikings want to have a trade happen now with camp starting soon and McNabb not due a roster bonus until September? Also if Drew Rosenhaus said he’d like a QB that will help Sidney Rice’s stats, a veteran would be a better option and they’re still considering all offers. And I know we’re over the cap, however more cuts are definitely ahead. Rhett Bomar being one. Ha! Until tomorrow…
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