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Donovan McNabb clears waivers, becomes free agent

Posted on: December 2, 2011 5:21 pm
Edited on: December 2, 2011 5:23 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson



Despite a glaring need at quarterback on a number of playoff contenders, no one claimed recently-released quarterback Donovan McNabb on Friday.

McNabb, who reportedly asked for his release after being demoted, was supposed to draw interest from someone, like the Bears (currently starting Caleb Hanie) or the Texans (currently starting T.J. Yates), but instead passed through waivers, which makes him an unrestricted free agent.

Quite obviously, the limited upside that McNabb offers just wasn't worth the downside of picking up the rest of the quarterback's contract with a waiver claim and/or dealing with bringing McNabb into a backup situation that he probably wouldn't be happy with anyway.

McNabb could still sign with someone as a free agent, but Chicago seems like the only truly viable option for him, what with Houston inking Jake Delhomme recently.

Which means that this may be the end of the road, at least for now, for McNabb, who's impromptu live appearance on ESPN Thursday night may be the best predictor of what he'll be doing in 2012. He's now been demoted by three different teams and benched for Kevin Kolb, Rex Grossman and Christian Ponder in the span of two years.

The same team that just cut him, Minnesota, claimed Sage Rosenfels to take McNabb's place. Houston seems willing to roll with Jake Delhomme as Yates backup rather than taking a flier on McNabb. In other words, you don't need shades to stare at McNabb's future on the football field.

But hey, on the bright side, it's not like the Redskins, Eagles and Vikings -- 10 wins between them this year! -- are having a bunch of success this year.

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deeznutz4you
Since: Dec 3, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 8:20 am
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Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2011 7:58 am
 

Donovan McNabb clears waivers, becomes free agent

He doesnt turn the ball over. He has one of the lowest career INT to pass ratio in the history of the NFL. From 2000-present no Qb has had more 20+yard plays. So to say he was marginally OK at best is false. He was an outstanding QB for a long time. Was it the system? No look at the Eagles now with the same system. Vick, Kolb, Young cant pass in it. McNabb may be washed up now and I think he is, he ate too much Chunky soup, but his career, he was definitely a very good qb. I dont care what all the haters say, the man never had a good TE or WR like the Eagles have now and he still won. Winning best stat. He won a lot for the Eagles because he doesnt make mistakes. He may not have been the most accurate QB, but he made plays and DID NOT TURN THE BALL OVER. As for now, I would take him as a backup. No one is worse than Vince Young.....



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: December 3, 2011 6:29 am
 

washed up

time for arena ball or canada



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: December 3, 2011 3:40 am
 

Donovan McNabb clears waivers, becomes free agent

Time to hit the broadcasting booth.



Since: Apr 18, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2011 2:57 am
 

Donovan McNabb clears waivers, becomes free agent

Marginally good? Give me a break. McNabb was a very good quarterback. For a long time he had Westbrook and absolutely horrible receivers. His biggest problem was his ego getting bigger, his waistline getting huge, and it seemed like his work ethic disappeared. His mobility was his best asset, but he just ballooned up and seemed to lose a lot of his athleticism very quickly. His footwork was always been bad, but it got even worse as he got older. I really think all his success and all the money he made, made him very lazy.



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: December 3, 2011 2:55 am
 

Donovan McNabb clears waivers, becomes free agent

Stick a fork in him.



Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2011 2:44 am
 

Donovan McNabb clears waivers, becomes free agent

Yada yada yada. UK must suffer from small mans disease. Pointless take dumba$$




Since: Mar 30, 2009
Posted on: December 3, 2011 1:57 am
 

Donovan McNabb clears waivers, becomes free agent

For the probably 50th, and hopefully the last as this choker will be out of the game....McNabb was never a great QB.  MAYBE marginally good.  He choked when it really mattered; look at his record in the playoffs.  If you put McNabb's "accomplishments" and stats next to a white QB, that white QB would be considered just another average QB in the NFL.  But McNabb has long been considered this outstanding talent.  Talk about a product of color.




Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2011 12:47 am
 

Donovan McNabb clears waivers, becomes free agent

My post from 10:05 was deleted by administrator because it had a cleverly disguised "naughty word".



Since: Oct 13, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2011 12:46 am
 

Donovan McNabb clears waivers, becomes free agent

McNabb or Caleb Haney. Not much of a choice there.


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