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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'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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Since: Jul 28, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 12:15 pm

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

McNabb will fit right in. Ponder needs a mentor and the Vikes need a leader with an arm so Peterson can be more effective. Vikes need a receiver now that Rice is gone. Harvin needs to find and remedy the cause of his migranes. As for the Vikes leaving MN. that will NEVER happen. Look for surprises this fall, good and bad. its time for raw talent to come to the surface from a few of the team players.

Since: Nov 19, 2010
Posted on: July 28, 2011 12:09 pm

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

Belichick "can coach anyone, anywhere, any time. He'll do it again with Haynesworth. Fat Albert will soon be gone. Dominant Haynesworth is just around the corner." So sad, but this may well be true. Coach Belichick will lay down the law, won't play games and show Hayesworth the door if he does not excel. This is a simple formula that effective leaders employ with great success.

Since: Nov 20, 2009
Posted on: July 28, 2011 12:03 pm

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

@ TerryRyan - I agree with everything you said with 2 exceptions: No way can you say that Donovan's - or just about anyone's - arm is stronger than Favre's was in 2009.  Love him or hate him, nobody can say that Brett can't still sling it. Secondly, the 2009 season was not a 'miserable failure'. They won 12 regular season games & were a stupid INT pass away from going to the Super Bowl. As for last season... calling it a miserable failure doesn't accurately describe how bad it was!

Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:50 am

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

I agree with you man,i also saw way to many drops by recievers last year. With the pressure put on their qb's,the drops and the lack of a pass rush it could be a long season.

Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:46 am

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

He was also a perv,learn to spell Vboy and take those Favre text pictures off your wall!

Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:44 am

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

'll almost guarantee that Jay Cutler will throw more Int's than McNabb. I mean I like my chances.
How did that work out for you last year??

Since: Jul 21, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:43 am

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

Mabye the thought of having a veteran to guide Ponder was why they gave away a 6th round pick and mabye another one. Thats a good price for having a QB teach a rookie.

Since: Jul 21, 2011
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:40 am

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

Brett Farve was caucassion and he stayed there the longest in the past years so your wrong.

Since: May 6, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:34 am

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

The Vikings are on the brink of being shipped out of town.  They've just added a veteran QB that has failed the last couple of years miserably.  But he didn't have AP in the backfield taking a huge amount of pressure off of him.  That simple fact alone gives hope that this year will be different.  He is 34 which is on the decline for most athletes but the QB position is different.  An arm can still almost be as good as a 29 year olds arm.  And Mcnabb's arm is much stronger than the avg arm in the NFL so a slight decline isn't that big of a deal.  If we can protect him he should open it up better than any other QB has for AP.  He definitely has a stronger arm now then Favre did 2 years ago in his NFC championship run.  And still stronger then most starting QB's out there.  He still has the ability to be an accurate downfield tosser.  The success on this season is going to hinge largely upon the Vikes ability to protect Donovan while in the pocket.  If they can do that with success it won't much matter that Rice is gone.  He will open it up for AP and AP will open it up for him and WR's.  There is a definite reason to be hopeful!  But if they fail this year it pretty much seals the Vikes ticket to be moved.  Go out and sign some linemen.  Both defensive and offensive.  Hopefully they do not hold back!  They shouldn't hold back! 

Since: Oct 17, 2007
Posted on: July 28, 2011 11:32 am

Donovan McNabb trade to Vikings 'done'

I'm no racist by far just seems the owner of the Vikes has a woody for QB'S who are not caucasian,just a hunch but maybe its not football talent being rated,heard through the grapevine Zygi's wife wears the pants in the family,just saying,lol

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