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McNabb makes sense for Vikings

Posted on: February 27, 2011 10:33 am
Edited on: February 27, 2011 10:36 am
 
Wahington coach Mike Shanahan all but conceded the other day that quarterback Donovan McNabb's days are numbered with the Redskins, and while that's no surprise I would be interested in where he's going next. So I asked, and the consensus at this week's NFL scouting combine seems to be Minnesota.

First of all, the Vikings have a need. There's no quarterback of consequence there, with Joe Webb a project who needs to learn behind a veteran. Second, the club has a raft of talent, with many of the players in place from the team that went to the 2009 NFC championship game. All that's missing is an established quarterback. Third, coach Leslie Frazier has a history with McNabb, coaching in Philadelphia when McNabb starred with the Eagles. When I talked to Frazier two summers ago about McNabb, then with Philadelphia, he had nothing but glowing things to say about the guy.

"Plus," said one NFC offensive coordinator, "he knows how to handle him. McNabb can still play, given the right situation. It would be an ideal fit."

In all likelihood, McNabb would command a draft choice or two in return. Philadelphia peddled him a year ago for second-and-fifth round draft picks, and the market then was not strong. After a season where he was benched, anticipate that he would command less -- maybe much less -- in return. Not only will McNabb turn 35 this season; he is coming off a disappointing season and is with a team that doesn't want him.

That's not to say he goes to Minnesota, but it is the move that makes the most sense. There are several clubs looking for quarterbacks, and McNabb would seem to fit for either Arizona or Minnesota. But the Cardinals have been clear that they're not interested. The Vikings haven't made anything clear, other than they're always looking for someone who can help them.

Donovan McNabb could, particularly if he's paired with a coach who is patient with him. Frazier would seem to be that guy, and the Vikings would seem to be frontrunners as his next destination. 
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Since: Aug 15, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2011 11:34 am
 

McNabb makes sense for Vikings

if i wasnt very clear, Minnesota should aim for either D-Nabb or Caron Palmer. Orten for them, should not be an option unless they cannot get either Palmer or McNabb.


Carolina realistically needs to quit being cheap and add a DECENT veteran....unlike their Chris Carr stunt.



Since: Aug 15, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2011 11:32 am
 

McNabb makes sense for Vikings

Well dont forget that Cincinatti isn't trying to re-sign Carson Palmer either. Me personally i would rather have Carson Palmer than Donovan Mcnabb, but then on the other hand i would rather have Donovan McNabb over Kyle Orton.

But if you ask me, Orten would be a quick fix for Minnesota, his only flaw is the lack of ability to read DB's. D-Nabb is definatly a 2-yr option/tender to teach their QB's.


Realistically, if i were sitting in Carolina i would probably like to see Carson Palmer, Donovan McNabb and or Kyle Orten to give some veteran depth.



Since: Feb 28, 2011
Posted on: February 28, 2011 9:38 am
 

McNabb makes sense for Vikings

Look I  live and die by the purple and gold every year. I feel Mcnabb would be a good fit for the reason that they could go after a young Qb in the draft and have him  be developed under Mcnabb. Right now there is NO veteran Qb on the current roster. So get Mcnabb and let him teach the young QB for ayear or two.Face it we are not Superbowl ready just yet we need a couple of rebuilding years and a new OutDoor Stadium not a dome the vikes were a tough smash mouth team we have the Best Smash mouth ruinner in the league so lets get back to that type of football. All Hail The Purple And Gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2011 10:49 pm
 

McNabb makes sense for Vikings

Dang it fellow Viking fan virginia! Don't you know that Tarvaris is a free agent and it's clear that the Vikings are not signing him back?  You're making us look bad!



Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2011 7:51 pm
 

McNabb makes sense for Vikings

McNabb has nothing left.  The Vikes should avoid this guy.  There are several better options between the 4-5 rookies and Kolb, or Orton.



Since: Jan 13, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2011 4:37 pm
 

McNabb makes sense for Vikings

PFW has an article that states Frazier has been quoted stating he wants to get the Franchise QB basically right away, meaning the draft of a trade for a younger proven QB.  neither situation sounds like McNabb.  I can see them switching 1s for Kolb, or holding steady on the 12th pick looking for Gabbert (sp?) and I hope to God they don't go after Cam Newton.



Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2011 4:22 pm
 

McNabb makes sense for Vikings

This only makes sense if McNabb is a back up behind T-Jax and is solely for mentoring both Webb and T-Jax. He has the experience of being a starter and (maybe) the skills to teach both of the younger QBs how to inprove their game but if he is brought into Minny, Coach Frazier MUST specify McNabb is second string at best and is their primarily  there to instruct and not star. The last thing the Vikes need is yet another over the hill QB who thinks he's running the show and is only weakened by Kryptonite......




Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: February 27, 2011 3:22 pm
 

McNabb makes sense for Vikings

I guess if Minnesota is happy with being an average team, then it makes sense.. They tried with Moon, then Cunningham, then Freotte, then Favre.... They made it to two conference championship games in all those years. Yea, another has been QB is the perfect answer. You would think they would learn from those many past mistakes. And try and build a team that can win for years, with a young talented QB, instead of a year, maybe two, of winning with an old geezer.



Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: February 27, 2011 1:02 pm
 

McNabb makes sense for Vikings

Will the Vikings please take him off the Redskin's hands.
The Redskins have proven once again that they will try anything.
If the Eagles were willing to trade him, there must have been a reason.
Dan Snyder will pay anthing for anyone with a name;  he needs to concentrate on new blood.
The Redskins should deal Donovan and concentrate on drafting a QB.



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