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Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

Posted on: July 27, 2011 9:16 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2011 9:33 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

At various points on Tuesday and Wednesday, Donovan McNabb was as good as gone from Washington, borne out into the great midwest to mentor Christian Ponder with the Vikings, as first reported by CBSSports.com's own Mike Freeman.

But there was a little matter of McNabb agreeing to changing up his contract, since Minnesota obviously wasn't going to give him eight figures to do so.

That issue appears to have been cleared though, and the McNabb-to-Minny deal is "now official."

That's according to Adam Schefter of ESPN, who reported Wednesday that the deal is "done" and will be announced on Thursday.
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A league source has confirmed the report to Freeman as well.

There haven't been precise details of the trade released yet, but it stands to reason that, as we previously noted, the Redskins will still receive a pair of sixth-round picks in return for McNabb.

Given that near-sickening drop in value, it's hard to imagine that McNabb will be getting all that much money from the Vikings just to play the role of mentor. But then again, he's out of Washington so whatever he had to give up is probably worth it.

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Comments

Since: Sep 15, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

Don't forget that two years ago, the Vikes were one stupid interception away from the superbowl because an old dummy  thought he could "thread the needle." Being prudent isn't a bad thing, the man's got talent.



Since: Jul 16, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

This is a great trade for Minny.  I know they just lost Rice to the hawks but this will take some of the load off of Peterson.  I beleive with the right offense and players around him, McNabb will have no problem leading the Vikes to the playoffs.



Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 2:07 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

Being born and raised in Minn, I am a die hard Viking fan. I dont like chilly either. Neither does my sisters living in MN who have season tickets. I want Bud back.!!!!  (there has to be a coach like him somewhere for the Vikes)



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 1:53 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

Want to talk vikings?  Go to facebook and like the page "Fire Chilly" (sorry facebook wont let me change the name now)  The one with over 1400 likes.  Skol Vikings



Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 1:38 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

First Hassellbeck to Titans and now McNabb to Vikes.  These teams are jumping before they see where they're landing...Terrible idea ....great for me as a Bears fan though!



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: July 28, 2011 1:03 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

If McNabb can hang on for about two years Ponder will benefit.
Look what it did for Rodgers in GB learning under Favre.  Sure Favre didn't personally teach him crap but at least he got to watch and learn on his own and it did him good.



Since: Feb 15, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Vikes Legitimate Superbowl Contenders Now!!!!

Thank you Redskins!!



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

Apparently you didn't watch a lot of Eagles games. He was afraid to throw interceptions so he wouldn't throw it to open receivers. He didn't even believe in his ability to thread a needle. All too often he put the ball down and ran around until he was dragged down from behind. I have been to too many games where he wouldn't throw to wide open receivers. An unthrown ball keeps the interecption percentage down but the completions down as well.



Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: July 28, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

Did Cutler finish last year Serphnx? The baby quit!



Since: Apr 22, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 12:23 pm
 

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

Swerve09, you may not be a racist, but you are a moron, just saying!


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