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McNabb wants to be a Viking?

Posted on: April 16, 2011 6:24 pm
Edited on: April 16, 2011 6:27 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit
D. McNabb
With Brett Favre retired (we think), the Minnesota Vikings need a quarterback. Donovan McNabb, after a disappointing year in Washington, will need a new team once the lockout ends. Could it be the perfect marriage?

ESPN’s Adam Schefter says there is interest at least on one end. Schefter tweets that he senses McNabb would like to play for Minnesota.

McNabb would be an excellent place-holding quarterback while the Vikings search for a long-term solution. Thanks to his days in Philly, he is well-versed in the West Coast-oriented scheme the Vikings employ.

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Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2011 4:12 pm

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

The third paragraph says it all. it's exact;y what everyone was writing about him when he came to Washington. I don't care what situation you are in, a QB who over and under throws as many receivers as Mcnabb is no good to anyone. The only reason he looked as good the last few in Philadelphia is that he had home run threats that covered up the 10 bad throws.

Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2011 3:52 pm

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

Moon, Cunningham, Ferotte, Favre. Four old greezer has beens. Why would they think they would do any better with a fifth has been? The team is getting older, and McNabb showed he can`t carry a team anymore. With a new head coach, they should be starting fresh, but with McNabb, it would be the same old story... Maybe they should move to LA, the warmer weather is better for old people.

Since: Jul 10, 2010
Posted on: April 17, 2011 12:26 pm

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

As a Packer fan, I would absolutely love to see McNabb wearing purple.

Really though, McNabb is one of the best available options for any team in need of a QB, because he may have another good year left in him. Chances are he doesn't, but with a pretty pathetic draft class and a lack of any other good players available he would probably be the best option. Unless the Vikes can land Carson Palmer. Either way, I expect them to land some project QB to ride the bench next to Joe Webb.

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: April 17, 2011 11:37 am

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

A McNabb-led Vikings offence DOES seem like a good idea.

However, nobody has suggested Tennessee as a possible destination.

I agree that McNabb only has a few years left in the tank, but with Collins ready for retirement, no Jeff Fisher, and Vince Young's questionable future, The Titans need some serious help.  Why not McNabb?  He's reliable enough for new coach Mike Munchak's debut, and the running game is solid enough... if there is a season next year.

Since: Jun 17, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2011 11:16 am

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

Why would the Vikings drag another has-been QB for a few years while they totally waste the opportunity to rebuild.
Several reasons they would take McNabb

  1. Vikings have the offensive weapons with Peterson, Rice(hopefully), Harvin, and Shiancoe.
  2. With Webb showing some promise Vikes don't need to draft a QB in round 1 (or 2).
  3. The Vikes could trade down and use their first few picks to address their needs - OL, DB, or DL.
BTW - Jackson has already been dumped.

Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2011 10:41 am

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

Hey MILF man - I agree Minny hasn't made all the greatest personnel moves, but McNabb is only like 35 or 36, not 40-something.  He has a couple years left in the tank.  Plus he doesn't toss INTs like Favre.  So, how exactly would having him not be an improvement while the team works to identify and groom their future QB??  Put McNabb back in a WC offense that is more potent than what he was just in, and has AP, and logic says there will be improvement on his part.  

Since: Dec 19, 2008
Posted on: April 17, 2011 10:34 am

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

McNabb would be a good fit for the Vikings. Now if only the CBA could get done before the draft. I can see the Redskins trading their first round picks with the Vikings, and getting an additional 2nd or 3rd round pick for McNabb. That be in the best interest of both teams. Hail to the Redskins.

Since: Nov 29, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2011 10:31 am

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

McNabb is like Moss. He wants to play for any team that will have him. At this point, there are just about as many teams wanting McNabb as those wanting Moss. A few months back, McNabb was destined to be the savior in Arizona. What happened to that? Idiot sportwriters have had McNabb going to half the teams in the NFL. It's highly doubtful that McNabb will land in Minnesota. The only way McNabb will get on a contender is in a backup role. If he still has dreams of starting (and they all do), it will be with a team in the bottom half of the league. Think Oakland Raiders. McNabb is in the home stretch of his career. He can see the wire. As much as he would like to be part of a championship team, that dream has left the barn. It "ain't happenin'". That may disappoint a lot of people, and they can wail, screach, and cry crocodile tears of rage on these boards, but reality bites. He is going to follow the same path out the back door that every other aging QB long past their prime has walked. He is no different, and certainly no better than all the others who took the slow walk of shame into the sunset. Think about Unitas in San Diego, and Montana in KC. McNabb is certainly not on the same scale as either of them, the point being is that even the greatest eventually take the walk of shame. It's McNabb's turn. Hey Donovan, when you go out the door, don't forget to leave the lights on. The NFL will go on.

Since: May 17, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2011 10:31 am

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

Sounds like most believe McNabb would be good for the Vikes for a couple seasons; I'd have to agree on that given his past with a similar offense and the points made about subpar WRs most of his time in Philly.
As for the last comment here, I think you have to say that the NFC North may already be the strongest division.  SB Champ, a conference runner -up and the last place team had 6 Ws; i.e. there is no doormat team in the division anymore.  The VIkings could rebound to an extent this season - obviously largely dependent on QB (McNabb would help), but also need O-line improvement and getting one new contributor at DB; the Lions should continue their trend of improvement i.e keep Stafford upright = even more Ws, and they also need a DB.  Packers look to remain strong and should win more than 10 if they have fewer injuries, and even if the Bears fall off a little, the division will still be pretty tough.  Hopefully we'll get to watch a pretty fun season in the black n blue division.

Since: Apr 17, 2011
Posted on: April 17, 2011 10:11 am

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

it's 2011, not 09.  obviously you haven't watched McNabb play last year.  what your team needs is a clue. bad trades, bad coaches, 40 something year old QB's, dumb fans= equal bad team.

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