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Redskins rush McNabb deal

Posted on: November 15, 2010 5:55 pm

So I guess Donovan McNabb isn't so out of shape after all and does know the offense well enough.

How else can we explain the Washington Redskins giving him a five-year, $78-million contract, with a reported $40 million in guarantees?

One thought: What was the rush?

If the Redskins were so concerned about McNabb -- and I think Mike Shanahan handled the benching two Sundays ago horribly -- why give him this deal? Couldn't the Redskins have waited to see if McNabb is indeed the player they thought he was?

McNabb has never been dedicated to the task like he should be. That's why he sometimes isn't in shape. But I think he has talent.

I think he's the Redskins best option now and in the near future. But he's 34, and he's coming off a game that saw Rex Grossman of all people take his spot.

This one smells of Dan Snyder. He might have forced this on Shanahan, which could be the undoing of that relationship if that's indeed the case.

That's one rich deal for a player who was yanked in crunch time in his last game.



Category: NFL

Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2010 9:06 am

Redskins rush McNabb deal

Thank you, Game Over, for saying it better than I could have. Look at McNabb's numbers last year with the Eagles. I'll break it down: 3500 yards, 60% completion percentage, 22 TDs to 10 INTs for a 92.9 QB rating. And the Eagles made the playoffs. Do any of you guys REALLY think McNabb just started to suck over the offseason? His poor play has eveything to do with the losers around him. From an inept (so far) head coach, to a bad offensive live, to piss-poor skill position players...all have contributed to McNabb's paltry play this season. I like the new deal by the Redskins. Not only does McNabb deserve it, but the Redskins need stability at the QB position, and McNabb will be a great mentor for their quaterback of the future (the Skins will probably draft one over the next couple years). So, in my opinion, if you don'y understand the reasons behind this deal, or the reasons for McNabb's subpar play, you are a fool.

Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2010 2:02 am

Redskins rush McNabb deal


If you were a future Hall of Famer, you'd get a contract like that too. 

As it stands, you sound like a jealous Socialist.  You want to see an "all rookie team over the vets????"  Good GOD NO.  Give me Donovan McNabb, Peyton Manning, Tom Bradey, Julious Peppers, or Champ Baily and day of the week!  Those guys are LEADERS.  For every decent rookie you see, there are 30 more slackers.  Rookies only give effort because the Vets force them to.

These rookies are used to getting everything handed to them in college.  They go to keg parites, get money from boosters, and rarely go to class.  It's not until the get to the Pros that even some of them learn how to work and give effort.  They either learn, or they cut.

Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: November 16, 2010 1:49 am

Redskins rush McNabb deal

This is the first stability the Skins have had at QB since Mark Rypien.  McNabb's stuggles this season have nothing to do with himself, and everything to do with the lack of talent around him.  The Skins have ONE good Offensive lineman (Trent Williams, and he's a rookie), and one decent WR (Santana Moss). 

As a Redskins fan, I feel at peace that our QB position is good to go for the next 4 - 5 years.  With McNabb, we have a chance to have a good team in the next year or two.  With a rookie QB, that is unlikely.  Possible, but unlikely.

Another BIG reason is what we have already given up for McNabb.  Two draft picks (a 2nd and 3rd).  You can't make that kind of investment in a player (especially a Hall of Fame player), and give up on him after only one season.  This is a contract extention that should have been done immediately after the trade.

Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2010 6:37 pm

Redskins rush McNabb deal

Besides, I don't think there will be a next year so why not just go for it?

This only makes the contract worse....the $40million is guaranteed.  Whether or not there is a lockout in 2011 is irrelevant, salary is not paid but guarateed money is.  So, with a lockout, The Redskins have effectively signed McNabb to a 4 yr $78,000,000 (nearly $20million per year) deal and will not begin to see any "benefit" from the contract until 2012 when McNabb is 35-36 years old.  A lockout next year only makes this deal look worse and worse.

Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2010 6:34 pm

Redskins rush McNabb deal

First, I will agree that McNabb is not entirely at fault for what's going on in Washington, but his play has not been outstanding in any context.  Certainly nothing to warrant giving a declining 34 year old a 5 year $78million extension.  (2) Look back at the numbers, contrary to what someone else posted the contract is not for "less than 9 million" per season ---the $40million is the guarantee, not the total value.  The contract is for $15.6 million per year average...imo way too much money for the production the Redskins have seen out of McNabb this season.

Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: November 15, 2010 6:34 pm

Redskins rush McNabb deal

Well after yanking him for Grossman they saw how valuable he was to the team or how horrible Rex was. Shanahan should be questioned on why he made such a bad decision.

Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: November 15, 2010 6:26 pm

Redskins rush McNabb deal

Speaking as a Fan this is a harsh call. McNabb is a great QB!! It was crazy what Philly did to dump him. Duh, and he's in the same conference. The 'Skins lost their best reciever early and making do. I've seen too little blocking and too many dropped balls to quit on this QB. Perhaps he isn't the greatest but if the Skins have a shot this year or next it is with McNabb. Forty Million is too much? That's less then 9 a year. Besides, I don't think there will be a next year so why not just go for it? I know Shanahan wants to win and the defense can create havoc on the opposition.  Hail

Since: Aug 13, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2010 6:05 pm

Redskins rush McNabb deal

I wish my job does this. How can a QB on the wrong side of 30 get a $78 million contract with $40 million guaranteed?  No wonder the Redskins suck...This is what's wrong with Pro Sports...Throw money out to anyone that seems good and expect the world.  Then the owners cry poverty...Give me a good rookie and a good coaches to develop young players and I'll take a all rookie team over the vets!!!!

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