“I knew you was gonna throw that in there,” he told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen once the topic came up.
“You said that,” McNabb later said as to the talk of a trade.
“I might have been one of them,” Mort conceded, before asking McNabb whether he believes that he’ll be back.
“Why wouldn’t I be?” McNabb said. “We’ve been going through this the last two or three years, and I’ve been in one spot. I don’t want to be anywhere else but Philly. Andy came out to say it, and the guys want me back, and that’s the most important thing. . . .
“I believe in starting somewhere and finishing what you started. My goal is to win a Super Bowl, bring it back to Philadelphia. I think they deserve it. We’ve given them some great years, but we just haven’t been able to finish. I think good things ought to happen pretty soon.”
Still, we won’t rule out a trade until McNabb’s contract is extended beyond the 2010 season. We believe that the Eagles would be willing to move him, for the right price. And with the Vikings, Cardinals, Browns, Rams, Seahawks, and other teams possibly looking for a new starter, the Eagles can sit back and wait for the offers to come.
Frankly, we’d be shocked if the Vikings get into the mix. Even if Brett Favre tells them that he definitely is done in March, we’ve seen Favre change his mind twice. So for 2010 the Vikings are more likely to proceed as if Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels will be the candidates. And then if Favre decides to return after training camp, Chilly can fire up the SUV and drive to the airport.