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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 27, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2011 10:01 am

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

I absolutely HATED the way the Vikings kept courting an over-the-hill Farvee, and certainly hope this would'nt be the same situation, BUT, I dont think it would be.The Vikings window of opportunity is still open, but will slam shut quickly. They don't have time to re-invest in a long term project, and D- McNabb would be a VERY VERY good fit in Minnesota.Don't understand how anybody can tout that he is over-rated or over hyped. I think he has repeatedly proven to be a great QB, Great team-mate and a dedicated consunate Pro. This indeed would be a great move by the Vikings FO IMHO, and along with Green Bay and Chicago, and even the up and coming Lions (Can't believe I am actually saying it, and even more shocked that I actually belive it) that division could quickly become the very best in Football.....if we even have a football this year that is.

Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: April 17, 2011 2:08 am

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

I think the Vikings would be the best fit for McNabb, especially this late in his career. He has so many great tools around him that he wont need to try and dance around and force things like he did last year in Washington. With Peterson in the backfield for him to hand off too or run some play action, and a healthy core for recievers, I think Donovan could make a huge impact. We all know he can still win games in the NFL, we saw it last year, but we also know that teams are starting to lose hope in him faster than ever, which we also saw last year. Whether it be his age, or lack of conditioning, teams are really quick to pull the gun on him these days. So if Donovan has a couple of lack luster games at the beginning of the year, look for Minnesota to bench McNabb just like Washington did, and give him fresh talent the chain of command.
But honestly, in saying all of that, if Donovan really commits to this offer, and gets fit and healthy, and buys into this program, I think he could have an amazing year and lead this team back into the playoffs.

Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: April 17, 2011 1:03 am

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

As a Vikings fan, I would love to see McNabb in purple and gold.  Our West Coast offense is a definite fit for him, in fact I think he could have a career year almost immediately in Minnesota.  Harvin, Camarillo, Rice and Shiancoe (fingers crossed on Rice) would give him his best ever receiver core, and obviously with top 2 running back in the NFL, Adrian Peterson, right behind him, our offense would just light up the scoreboard.

McNabb was actually very good in 2009, he had his best year since when he led the Eagles to the Super Bowl, but since Philadelphia fans are so stupid, the Eagles gave up on him even though QB was and usually is the least of the problems of that team.  His bad 2010 season can easily be attributed to playing for a bad team, he would almost certainly have a comeback year with the Vikings.

Kyle Orton would be my first choice for to be QB the Vikings, but I haven't heard anything about the Broncos looking to trade him...just yet.

What the Vikings need to do is fix our OL by drafting one in the first round and any other round we're up for it, sign McNabb or trade for Orton, bring back Sidney Rice, get the new stadium built somewhere in MN, and we are set.

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2011 12:38 am

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

So you need a QB that already won a Superbowl to win another one?  How many did Aaron Rodgers win before last season?  How many did Kurt Warner win before he won one? Or Eli, trent Dilfer, Brad Johnson, Doug Williams, Brett Favre, the list goes on forever

So which available Superbowl winning QB will lead Minnesota to the promise land?  Who's your pick.  Trent Dilfer?

Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2011 12:08 am

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

McNabb has always been SO OVERATED by the media over the years. I knew he would'nt last long with the Redskins. Hes never been better than average really.
Beyond Elway, has anyone been better than 8-8 in Shanahan's offense ? I don't put the Redskins fail on McNabb, the Redskins haven't been good in a long time. McNabb would be a great fit in Arizona, in my opinion better than Kolb. Imagine giving McNabb, Fitz & Breaston, Doucet (although I didn't see him on the team any more ?) ? In 2004, almost won a SB with TO. If they could've made it happen after Warner retired they'd be a lot further along by now. I have to question Whisenhunt's decisions last season for choice at QB. Leinart is better than who they wound up with.

Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: April 16, 2011 11:28 pm

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

Depending on the offensive chemistry, McNabb could get this team back in the NFC Championship game.  Don't let last year fool you.  He played for WASHINGTON!  I was pulling for them, especially after they gave Dallas the business in week 1.  But that would be about it for them because, of course, they're WASHINGTON.  It'd be a great marriage.  Donovan will have to buy the prettiest flowers, make a reservation at the nicest restaurant, and rent the biggest limo ever, so they can make beautiful music together come playoff time.  In all seriousness, he may only have a couple years left in the tank, but he would fit nicely into their offense, and they're organization; especially with a former assistant from Philly at the Head Coach position.  Good luck, McNabb.  Hope to see ya on the field soon!

Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: April 16, 2011 10:49 pm

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

I think Donovan McNabb would make a good fit in Minnesota if the Vikings would stay with the West Coast Offense. I remember the struggles Brett Favre had with the Jets when he left the Offense he had been in for 16 years. One year later and back in the West Coast for the Vikings and Brett was an All-Pro again.

Donovan is a few years younger, but he did well in the West Coast for a Decade in Philly. I believe he has a few more good years in him and he can help mentor a young QB for at least three years. Personally, I'm hoping the Vikings end up with Andrew Luck next year. I don't really have much confidence in any of the available QB's in this draft, so if the Vikings can get McNabb this year and Luck next year, they might be able to get through this rough patch.

Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2011 10:29 pm

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

McNabb and Vikings - neither has won the Superbowl separately and they won't win it together. Why would the Vikings drag another has-been QB for a few years while they totally waste the opportunity to rebuild. Why McNabb would be an "excellent place holding QB" is beyond me. Grab a QB with some upside and dump Jackson and Webb if they're not the future.

Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: April 16, 2011 9:47 pm

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

McNabb has been a bad QB for 2 years now. His old mentor, Andy Reid, had to let him go after three horrible losses to the Cowboys at the end of 2009-2010. Had to. He was awful, and the primary reason Philly did nothing in the playoffs. Then he was equally awful last year. Looks slow and couldn't hit a barn from the inside. McNabb has had some great years (well, very good anyway), no question. But he has never been clutch. He's what, 35? 36? The Redskins will be lucky to get a 4th rounder for him. All that said, he MIGHT be OK for a 1 year place-holder for a developing QB. I seriously doubt he could take the Vikings to the play-offs, no matter how good the supporting cast is, but he MIGHT still have enough to keep them somewhat respectable.

Since: Feb 4, 2007
Posted on: April 16, 2011 9:18 pm

McNabb wants to be a Viking?

I got it don't know what to say, we've got webb did he not notice that Joe is a black man? . I personally liked "pep" if he had our defense now he would have won.

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