- Vikings Tenure: 2011
- Eagles Tenure: 1999-2009
In need of a new starting signal-caller after the retirement of Brett Favre, the Vikings decided to send a pair of sixth-round draft picks to Washington in exchange for quarterback Donovan McNabb in 2011.
It seemed like a decent deal for Minnesota at first, but the fact that it only took two sixth-round selections to land McNabb should have been a big red flag.
Prior to landing with the Vikings, McNabb spent the first 11 seasons of his NFL career with the Eagles. During his time with Philadelphia, he helped the franchise reach five NFC Championships and one Super Bowl.
By the time he got to Minnesota though, he wasn’t even close to being the player that he was for the Eagles.
McNabb began the 2011 season as the Vikings starting signal-caller, but after the team managed only to win one game in his first six starts, the veteran passer was benched in favor of rookie quarterback Christian Ponder in Week 7.
The 2011 campaign wound up being McNabb’s last in the NFL, and unfortunately, he wasn’t able to end his career on a higher note in Minnesota.