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Report: Rams have discussed trading for McNabb

If the St. Louis Rams trade for one of the Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterbacks, most people assume that quarterback will be Michael Vick. But a report out today says that quarterback might actually be Donovan McNabb.

Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, citing “more than one well-informed source,” that “the Rams have had intense internal conversations with the Philadelphia Eagles about a trade for Pro Bowler Donovan McNabb.”

Burwell’s report is a bit confusing, especially the part about “internal conversations with the Philadelphia Eagles.” If the conversations were “internal,” then how could they have been “with the Philadelphia Eagles”?

It’s also worth noting that Burwell’s colleague Bernie Miklasz pronounced himself “skeptical” of Burwell’s report.
And Miklasz tweeted that Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo denied having any conversations with the Eagles about McNabb.

But while there’s room for confusion in the phrasing and room for skepticism about how likely McNabb is to end up in St. Louis, Burwell’s report doesn’t leave much wiggle room on its fundamental point: Multiple well-informed sources say the Rams have discussed trading for McNabb.

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  1. gianthinker says: Mar 2, 2010 1:01 PM

    I’m sure they’ve talked about Tom Brady too. Doesn’t mean it will happen.

  2. superbowl says: Mar 2, 2010 1:01 PM

    The Redskins want him also…

  3. wrath4771 says: Mar 2, 2010 1:01 PM

    I think the Rams are better off looking for a free agent quarterback and drafting one. In a draft this deep and as much help as the Rams need, trading for Mcnabb or Vick isn’t a solution for a team this bad. Save the pick to either develop a QB or use the pick on another area of need.

  4. BleedGreen says: Mar 2, 2010 1:01 PM

    Take him, please. Give us your 1st rounder and Stephen Jackson, thanks.

  5. gianthinker says: Mar 2, 2010 1:02 PM

    Even Eagles management know they cant lose Dawkins, Westbrook and McNabb in a two year span.

  6. BadgerVMD says: Mar 2, 2010 1:02 PM

    Well Eagles fans wouldn’t have to worry about him getting the ring with his new team if this actually were to pan out.

  7. mmdd1111 says: Mar 2, 2010 1:03 PM

    Well, the Rams can discuss it. Doesn’t mean the Eagles would even consider it. I am so sick of this McNabb trade bull crap every freaking offseason. Get over it, he will be the QB of the Eagles in 2010. For those wanting Kolb to start, spare me.

  8. anthony says: Mar 2, 2010 1:04 PM

    Mann The Raiders should be in on all this, I would love to have McNabb in Silver & Black!!

  9. TheDPR says: Mar 2, 2010 1:04 PM

    Give us Otogwe and your 2nd round pick and it’s a deal.

  10. HarrisonHits says: Mar 2, 2010 1:09 PM

    Surely any discussions with the Eagles would have been required by the Eagles to be confidential. Given how much they had to pay McNabb for a half game’s benching, you know that Donavan will go berserk if they are in trade discussions on him without both his knowledge and approval.

  11. birdmancometh says: Mar 2, 2010 1:09 PM

    This is going to be an annoying two months.

  12. foxylettuce says: Mar 2, 2010 1:09 PM

    Stirring up rumors so places like PFT will spread them.

  13. quadya says: Mar 2, 2010 1:10 PM

    how pissed would you be if you were mcnabb and had to pack up and go to saint louise?

  14. NFLisBeginning2ReallyBLOW says: Mar 2, 2010 1:10 PM

    The Rams, and other teams, SHOULD be looking at McNabb. Andy Reid — and many Eagles fans, too (we’re out there) — love McNabb the player and what he’s done on the field, missed championships and all, but how could the Eagles NOT consider trading him this off-season?
    He’s only under contract for 2010, and it’s unlikely they will commit another huge upfront to signing him for 3-5 more years. His maximum value is now. They have options already on the roster beyond him at his position. They need to reload the defense and add depth at O-Line and RB … in short, pressing needs EVERYWHERE on the roster except QB, FB, TE, WR … get a package of draft picks (including a first) and maybe a starting-caliber O-lineman or safety/DE/DT, circle some future date during the 2017 season to retire McNabb’s jersey at an Eagles home game, and send him on his way to his next club. I’d do it today, as hard as it would be. It’s the right thing for the team and for the future of the franchise, at least on paper.

  15. sully56sgobirds says: Mar 2, 2010 1:14 PM

    Pull the trigger!!!!!!!!!! FOR the Rams 2nd round pick, 5th Round pick and Alex Barron!!!

  16. KingJoe! says: Mar 2, 2010 1:23 PM

    McNabb would tell the Rams to go jump into the Missouri river. He wants to win, not help them win 6 games a year for the next 4 years

  17. eagleindallas says: Mar 2, 2010 1:27 PM

    Eagles management is to smart to let there “Big 3″ all leave in a 2 yr span..If I were them though I’d sign 2 of the QBs to new contracts to just shut everyone up n then it’d be clear who was on the way out..but that’ll never happen. Trade Vick to STL, plus Kolb is not ready to be the future yet!

  18. wydok says: Mar 2, 2010 1:30 PM

    DMac for #1 overall pick. Nothing less.

  19. Packers29 says: Mar 2, 2010 1:31 PM

    BRETT FAVRE

  20. Ray says: Mar 2, 2010 1:37 PM

    Holy sh*t! If that goes down…..Wooo Hooo! RAMS fan here.

  21. Mooch says: Mar 2, 2010 1:43 PM

    Where does this myth come from…”Philly fans are worried McNabb will get a ring elsewhere”.
    We don’t care about McNabb anymore, we are focused on the future beyond him – for good or bad. It is time to move on.
    If McNabb gets a ring in another city, who cares? It would almost certainly be because he goes to a great team that was on the short list of favorites before he arrived, since he can’t win big games.
    Take Iverson as an example – the city would have been thrilled if he had won a title in Denver. Conversely, we would have hated to see Lindors get one. McNabb…all he breeds is apathy.

  22. dachshund says: Mar 2, 2010 1:49 PM

    So instead of watching the QB get sacked, now we can watch the new one throw passes at the receiver’s feet?

  23. tombrookshire says: Mar 2, 2010 1:51 PM

    Forget it. McNabb rings the cash register for the Eagles. It is not for his wins in post season, but in the regular season. The Eagles don’t care much about the post season. Eagles fans are in denial about that, but it is the only way to understand how, with each post season failure, the tandem of McNabb – Reid are still in place and getting contract extensions. They must be of value to someone, and the Eagles don’t just throw money around. I have been a football fan since 1970, and I can’t recall one other QB who ever puked on the field due to nerves in a Super Bowl game. When you play sports your whole life, this game is the culmination of a lifetime of hard work and sacrifice. McNabb shrunk from it. The attention on him, the responsibility, the fear of failure was overwhelming to him. Since, he has shrunk from and failed in every big game since. The two against the Cowboys to finish the season will give you an idea of the frustration of Eagles fans, knowing that regardless of what happens early in games, the Eagles ain’t winnin’ because McNabb will choke when the chips are down. That is why fans want him gone. Statistically, he is a better than good QB. Not great. He has had a decent career and has covered up Andy Reid’s many weaknesses as a coach.

  24. Jonstaples says: Mar 2, 2010 1:52 PM

    Could you image how awkward this trade would be if Rush was a part of the new ownership group.

  25. mcnabbisfrenchforinterception says: Mar 2, 2010 2:12 PM

    Flipper Anderson for McNabb straight up!!!!

  26. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Mar 2, 2010 2:17 PM

    Rush Limbaugh will have a heart attack if this happens

  27. HarrisonHits says: Mar 2, 2010 2:17 PM

    “McNabb would tell the Rams to go jump into the Missouri river. He wants to win, not help them win 6 games a year for the next 4 years”
    Unless he has a no trade clause in his contract he has zero choice in the matter. All he could do is retire if he didn’t like the team he was traded to. And if he sits out a year and comes back for 2011, he won’t get anywhere near the same kind of money and whatever team he was traded to might still be able to claim him.

  28. rebel82 says: Mar 2, 2010 2:22 PM

    Cutler is a pu$$y

  29. JoeyJoeJoeJr.Shabadoooo says: Mar 2, 2010 2:30 PM

    Not enough Favren

  30. Count Sacula says: Mar 2, 2010 2:41 PM

    Please do this. Kolb is ready.

  31. BigRan-the-EagleFan says: Mar 2, 2010 3:01 PM

    Ok here is the deal
    Eagles give up Mcnabb and their first round pick.
    Rams get Mcbabb and the 24th pick to the rams
    Rams give up first round pick second round pick and fifth round pick.
    Eagles receive first pick in the draft and 33rd pick and 150 something.
    Perfect trade but Mcnabb must agree to a tentative 4 year deal to make it happen.
    Rams sign T.O, and Westbrook and T.jones
    Rams become heavy run offense with deep threat.
    Jackson and westbrook and jones will be perfect 1,2,3 with Jackson being the workhorse

  32. reformed says: Mar 2, 2010 3:08 PM

    McNabb to Dallas for the win. Tony Ohno is done.

  33. Mooch says: Mar 2, 2010 3:10 PM

    Tom Brook –
    The Eagles make as much when the team sucks as they do when they win. Same with NY Giants and teams like that.
    There is a waiting list for season tix, merchandise flies off the shelves, and ratings only take a slight dip (if they go down at all).
    You know this. This isn’t Dallas or Cleveland or LA where people stop paying attention when the team isn’t good.

  34. Jimmysmith. says: Mar 2, 2010 3:14 PM

    I still love you Bob_Nelson.And I still love the fake Jimmysmith.
    A Packer fan is one who is easily spoted.They are very slow in their thinking and response,they studder and drool.They are in the highest percentage in high school drop outs.They tend to inbreed and drink warm cheap beer.
    They have become brain washed to wearing cheese on thier heads for all of us to laugh at them yet they think it’s cool.They live in the past(usally in the 50’s and 60’s)because they have nothing to look forward to in the present.They have trouble identifying thier (ahem) “women” from farm animals.They tend to all have huge guts, both males and females.In short they are the lowest forms of humanity in all the earth.

  35. finsbooyah says: Mar 2, 2010 3:23 PM

    BleedGreen says:
    March 2, 2010 1:01 PM
    Take him, please. Give us your 1st rounder and Stephen Jackson, thanks.
    ======================
    HAHAHA yea right? They must have some good weed in Philly these days.
    Some one mentioned McNabb for Otogwe and a second round pick. That would actually make sense.

  36. hfthomp says: Mar 2, 2010 3:24 PM

    I think a fair deal would be Steven Jackson for McNabb and the Eagles 1st or 2nd round pick.

  37. Roll Tide NJ says: Mar 2, 2010 3:26 PM

    Hopefully another team can see how overrated McNabb is. I am tired of watching him throw passed into the dirt. He is great at passing the blame on to everyone else but himself.

  38. Opie says: Mar 2, 2010 3:28 PM

    @ tombrookshire: I don’t know where to start with you……..
    “The Eagles don’t care much about the post season. Eagles fans are in denial about that, but it is the only way to understand how, with each post season failure, the tandem of McNabb – Reid are still in place and getting contract extensions.” —–
    put the crack pipe away and back up slowly. They also have more wins over 10 years than any other combination (both regular season & playoffs).
    As for the rest of your blather: do us all a favor and go back to watching whatever it was you watched before 1970.
    Lord knows you don’t know what the hell you’re talking about when it comes to football. Suffice it to say, experience doesn’t equal knowledge when applied to you sir.

  39. JayBot says: Mar 2, 2010 3:28 PM

    It makes no sense for the Rams to trade for a QB with as much mileage as McNabb, because he would be ready to retire by the time the players around him would be ready to win. Not that Kolb would be the answer for the Rams, but at least he would be more likely to peak with the rest of the team around him.

  40. ITSMEJC says: Mar 2, 2010 3:40 PM

    I dont understand why the Eagles are constantly trying to get rid of this guy? But I will say this would be a good move for them if it means them getting the top pick.

  41. Krow says: Mar 2, 2010 3:44 PM

    I knew Spags wasn’t all that bright when he jumped to the Rams. If he talks them into giving up a high pick for Happy the Clown then we’ll know for sure that he’s stupid.

  42. Kevin from Philly says: Mar 2, 2010 4:06 PM

    Why would Andy trade for a RB? He barely uses the ones he has!

  43. lifelongphinfan says: Mar 2, 2010 4:19 PM

    dmac to st. louie- no way in hell that just aint going to happen. maybe vick or kolb. this is just a rumer plain and simple.

  44. phillyeagleschamps says: Mar 2, 2010 4:21 PM

    Pakistani Government wont allow it

  45. Iggles fan says: Mar 2, 2010 4:53 PM

    McNabb will be the Eagles Starter in 2010….bank it!

  46. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 2, 2010 4:59 PM

    “McNabb to Dallas for the backup.”
    Fixed.

  47. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 2, 2010 5:16 PM

    “put the crack pipe away and back up slowly. They also have more wins over 10 years than any other combination (both regular season & playoffs).”
    Will you idiots please stop repeating this crap like it means something? Jeez. It’s not even true. Ever heard of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick? Stupid lowbrows need to buy a calculator and quit trying to do simple math!

  48. nasheagles says: Mar 2, 2010 5:41 PM

    its actually easier to trade him for the number 1 pick.. Rams would fill their biggest need w/out making a rookie their highest paid player… of course the Birds would never be so foolish to move to number #1 unless they love love love suh…which or Berry.

  49. imalwaysright says: Mar 2, 2010 6:03 PM

    McNabb to the Cowgirls for Romo and a 1st, 2nd & a 5th rounder

  50. TheWizard says: Mar 2, 2010 6:11 PM

    McNabb would tell the Rams to go jump into the Missouri river
    He’s under contract. He wouldn’t know about it til it’s a done deal.

  51. tombrookshire says: Mar 2, 2010 6:33 PM

    @Opie,
    If you disagree with me, tell me specifically, where I was wrong. Instead of making disparaging insinuations of substance abuse, tell me when McNabb didn’t puke on the SB field or choke in big games. If Reid is a great game day coach, tell me in what games? What teams in playoff contention did the Eagles crush in 2009?

  52. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 2, 2010 7:01 PM

    “If Reid is a great game day coach, tell me in what games? What teams in playoff contention did the Eagles crush in 2009? ”
    Lost to the Saints 48-22
    Lost to the Cowboys 20-16
    Lost to the Chargers 31-23
    Lost to the Cowboys 24-0
    Lost to the Cowboys 34-14
    Average points for: 15
    Average points against: 31

  53. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 2, 2010 7:03 PM

    “I dont understand why the Eagles are constantly trying to get rid of this guy? But I will say this would be a good move for them if it means them getting the top pick.”
    Yeah? Who would you take with that pick and what do you think it would take to get him signed?

  54. Darron says: Mar 2, 2010 7:06 PM

    Burwell is a total idiot. People in St. Louis have known this for years now.

  55. FMWarner says: Mar 2, 2010 8:03 PM

    Sometimes I’m embarrassed to be an Eagles fan.
    First things first – IF McNabb threw up at the Super Bowl (an assertion made only by the unimpeachable T.O. and Freddie Mitchell), everyone always conveniently ignores that that drive resulted in a touchdown. McNabb also vomited in college in a game against Virginia Tech – immediately before throwing the winning TD on the last play of the game. So does this actually mean anything?
    Second, not winning a Super Bowl is hardly a reason to jettison a player (or a coach, for that matter) who consistently get to the playoffs and win when they get there. Yes, win – Reid’s career playoff record is 10-8 and McNabb’s is 9-7. Getting in the mix for the playoffs is what’s important. Anything can happen after that, or did we all expect the Cardinals, Bears, Saints and Giants to appear in the Super Bowl in the last few years? Putting yourself in position to win year after year is a sounder approach than blowing everything to win in any one year. Or maybe you prefer Dan Snyder’s pattern of success?
    A reasoned, bloodless approach like this is not the easiest thing to root for as a fan, I’ll grant you. But I have no doubt that it’s the right thing.

  56. Route36West says: Mar 2, 2010 8:30 PM

    I doubt the trade will happen, but if it does the Eagles will be looking for a 1st round and a late round pick for Mcnabb. Either that or something like the 33rd pick(2nd rounder) 65th pick(3rd rounder) and 157th pick(Their 2nd 5th rounder). Its also possible that they might ask for a 2nd or 3rd rounder this year and a 1st next.
    It doesnt really matter what Spagnoulo says about it. It would be tampering if he said anything in the media about internal talks with his team or talks with the Eagles. I know tampering happens all the time now but for the most part Andy Reid and his disciples respect the rule especially when it involves each others teams. Spags knows how Andy Reid feels about Mcnabb and he knows that Reid would probably persue tampering charges on anyone who violated the rules when Mcnabb is involved.
    I have always said that I love Mcnabb and I want him to be the qb of the Eagles but if they can get a great offer for him I dont see how they cant make the trade. The Eagles dont have to trade Mcnabb they still have him for this year and can franchise him for 3 years after that. So with that type of leverage they will have to get a great offer for him or he wont be traded.
    I expect the Eagles to hold on to Mcnabb unless they get exactly what they think hes worth.

  57. Route36West says: Mar 3, 2010 2:45 AM

    It doesnt matter what Eagles, Rams, and defiantly not what other fans think Mcnabb is worth.
    All that matters is what Andy Reid thinks Mcnabb is worth, and if Spags and Devaney or any other Head Coach or G.M. dont agree with Reid it wont get done.
    Andy Reid is overly attached to Donovan and he wont let him go for anything less then a great deal for the Eagles.
    2 years ago he wanted 3 1st round picks for Mcnabb and he has made an NFC Championship Game and the playoffs since then.
    I doubt he still wants multiple 1st rounders but he defiantly still wants at least 1 1st round pick plus others.
    Now does anyone besides Andy Reid think Mcnabb is worth that much? Probably not but thats my point it doesnt matter.

  58. Opie says: Mar 3, 2010 4:39 PM

    @tombrookshire says: “I can’t recall one other QB who ever puked on the field due to nerves in a Super Bowl game.” —–
    as mentioned above, Freddie Satchel & TO only one’s to say it happened. Rest of team & DNabb said it didn’t. Even if it did, they scored a TD on the drive. As for your own personal recollection: I doubt very seriously you have any idea of what you’re talking about. There are many players that puke before, during, and after games. Just this past bowl season, a player puked immediately after a play on his way to the huddle.
    “The attention on him, the responsibility, the fear of failure was overwhelming to him. Since, he has shrunk from and failed in every big game since.” ——–
    Apparently, you did not watch any playoff games since that episode. He played his ass off against the Cardinals (for one example) & numerous games that are big during the regular season. You see, in the NFL there are 16 games only and they all are pretty damn important.
    The two against the Cowboys to finish the season will give you an idea of the frustration of Eagles fans, knowing that regardless of what happens early in games, the Eagles ain’t winnin’ because McNabb will choke when the chips are down.”—-
    Those games were very frustrating to watch, but to blame it solely on DNabb is ignorant.
    “That is why fans want him gone. Statistically, he is a better than good QB. Not great. He has had a decent career and has covered up Andy Reid’s many weaknesses as a coach.” ——
    Not all fans want him gone, just the one’s who don’t know or understand football. Or, suck on a crack pipe and then post useless, ignorant blather.
    As for crushing playoff teams during the 2009 season, you need to consider (2) things: (1) the schedule is made up before the season, so no one knows who will be in the playoffs. (2) Crush is a useless term. Parity in the NFL makes it historically impossible for any team to walk through a schedule and crush their opponents. You play who you play.
    As for Reid, he’s got 8 playoff losses in 10 years and still has a winning record in the playoffs + he’s lost in the 1st round once. That’s pretty freakin good for ANY coach.
    Saying all that, you still need to kick your habit, it is clouding your reality. And, seriously, go back to watching whatever was on television pre-1970.
    @ Vox: the statement re: Reid and DNabb having the most wins as a combination, in this posting, was about the Eagles’ franchise. See, it’s a post about the Eagles and not about any other teams. However, saying that, they still have more wins together than Lady Phillips and any of his qb combinations. Hell, make that all of his qb combinations……

  59. tleg81 says: Mar 4, 2010 8:39 AM

    First, McNabb is not going anywhere, as usual
    Second, the Eagles arent going anywhere, as usual, except NFC title game maybe, just to lose.
    Third, Steven Jackson for McNabb is the dumbest thing I have ever heard……Al Davis would not even do this if he were in charge of the Rams…..Jackson is incredible, McNabb has proven time and time again he is a choke artist.
    St. Louis would be much better off pursuing Kolb from the Eagles, it wont happen, but that is a better option than an old, regular season all-star, who loves to point the finger when he chokes…..just throw in the towel McNabb, at least that is supposed to hit the ground…

  60. december says: Mar 4, 2010 6:31 PM

    “This isn’t Dallas or Cleveland or LA where people stop paying attention when the team isn’t good. ”
    LOL!

  61. IncognitoJRP25 says: Mar 5, 2010 6:12 AM

    Wow once again Dallas is almost mentioned more than the team being discussed just like the redskins being discussed . Love or hate the Cowboys they will always be brought into a conversation they have nothing to do with . There is also no way in hell Dallas would take Mcnabb whatsoever . Send him to Minnesota if Brett aint coming back . Give them a chance to keep the team in Minnesota. Does anyone really want to see another professional team in California ? McNabb would fit well in Minnesota. If there is talk of a trade thats where he belongs. If Brett isnt coming back.

  62. Mark says: Mar 7, 2010 3:04 AM

    For the fans telling on here that McNabb should tell the Rams to just jump in the MO river well lets think about this lets say in the last 12 years how many superbowls have the Rams won and how many has the Eagles won. Rams has one that I can remember pretty good and honestly I cant say I remember the Eagles getting a superbowl win ever they might of before I was born maybe but I dont know. And the one superbowl apperance I remember the Eagles in they CHOKED. So if I was an eagle fan I think i’d shut it, your team really hasn’t had nothing to show for lately because like they all say either you win the big one or nobody cares. And as far as McNabb you know he’s your only shot getting back to the superbowl and you should be thankful but you fans act like you want it now or you show your hateful respect toward him when he messes up and if I remember correctly he got benched one game which shouldn’t of happen, I think Donovan still remembers that. So the way things look here I dont think he would mind coming to St Louis even though they are a losing franchise now but at least he would be treated a lot better and probably have a lot of pressure taken off his shoulders. I think before the Eagles gets a superbowl win, the Rams are going to totally rebuild there franchise and get another superbowl win. Lets face it the Eagle are going to probably fall apart before they make another superbowl apperance and have to go to a rebuilding process like the Rams are in now but once they have to do that I dont think they can ever come back, i’d say they’ll be done for good. Another thing, guys we all know he’s not worth Jackson and a 1rst round pick or Otogwe and a 2nd round pick thats a prowlbowl player for another and the Rams just giving a high pick away, if the Rams want to make the trade im sure they’ll give the eagles some compensation but not that much. Remember with the rams picks they could land a good rookie qb with the first or get Suh and possibly land Mccoy in the second which is a better deal than any of the eagles qb’s for the long term so I thinks its better to just let philly keep there guys if they think they’re that valuable.

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