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McNabb's top trade choice: Minnesota

Donovan McNabb has some influence about where he will play in 2010, but his top choice for a trade destination is a long shot to put it nicely.

Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that McNabb’s preference would be to be traded to Minnesota if he can’t remain in Philadelphia.  A certain number four, however, has first dibs before number five.  We wonder if the Eagles would really want to help another NFC contender anyhow.

This news puts an interesting spin on Brett Favre’s annual retirement dance.  If Favre shocked everyone and decided not to quit, the Vikings could have another win-now option to acquire.

We just doubt the Eagles can wait that long to make a decision about their quarterback situation.

The same Inquirer report indicates McNabb has reservations about playing for a losing team and that talks with the Rams have “lost momentum” for the time being.

The McNabb speculation, on the other hand, shows no signs of slowing down.  It’s like the Jay Cutler story from last year, yet somehow less annoying.

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  1. Philly4for4guy says: Mar 26, 2010 9:53 AM

    I would love to see McNabb there and actually win the superbowl! Even though i want a new start in philly, I want the guy to complete a great career with a trophey

  2. Lee C. says: Mar 26, 2010 9:53 AM

    “less annoying”??? I say give it another week….Im an Eagles fan and wish that whatever is gonna happen would go ahead and happen already….sheesh….

  3. emmac13 says: Mar 26, 2010 9:57 AM

    Minn. really? I thought he would want to mentor Jamarcus Bustell.

  4. drumbug71 says: Mar 26, 2010 9:57 AM

    “It’s like the Jay Cutler story from last year, yet somehow less annoying.”
    I couldn’t agree more. I’ve always thought of Donovan McNabb as an underdog, even though he’s been a more than decent QB in Philly, because the fans hate him so much.
    Jay Cutler, on the other hand, hadn’t done anything in the league and still considered himself more important than the team and, the cardinal sin, better than John Elway.
    Cutler was a crybaby last offseason. McNabb has, from all appearences, handled himself with a lot of maturity and decency.

  5. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 26, 2010 9:58 AM

    ah DUH! Who wouldn’t want to play QB for this fine oiled machine we call the Vikings??

  6. Mooch says: Mar 26, 2010 9:58 AM

    Get ready for Chilly to use McNabb to get an early decision out of Brett.
    More wasted time.

  7. sonvar says: Mar 26, 2010 9:58 AM

    It’s less annoying because unlike Cutler McNabb isn’t whining through the whole process.

  8. 8man says: Mar 26, 2010 9:58 AM

    I think the Iggles should at least attempt to put him in a position where he can win. The guy deserves a chance after all he has done for that franchise.
    The fans booed when the Iggles drafted him and he responded by taking them to five NFC title games and a Super Bowl. Which is more title games than Dan Marino played in. Wherever he goes, that team will be better.
    Unless of course, some losing team, like the Rai-duhs offer so much in compensation that it simply can’t be denied.

  9. BroncoBourque says: Mar 26, 2010 9:59 AM

    I don’t think it would be in the Eagles best interest to trade McNabb to the Vikings who they might meet in the playoffs. It also seems likely that Favre is coming back but if he decides not to I could definately see Childress and the Vikings being interested.

  10. T3d Strik3r says: Mar 26, 2010 9:59 AM

    It’s like the Jay Cutler story from last year, except McNabb isn’t a whining, emo, butt-hurt douchebag.
    And McNabb has actually had a winning season in his college/NFL career.

  11. tomcous says: Mar 26, 2010 9:59 AM

    It’s going to boil down to Buffalo, S.F. or staying with the Eagles …
    He’s not insane enough to go to Oakland … Minni is going to let Favre skip training camp … Arz/St.Louis are both no …
    If Singletary and crew were wise they would find a way … but I think the Bills have a low trump card in Donte Whitner and a 2nd rounder below the imposed pick #42 threshold …

  12. bluestree says: Mar 26, 2010 9:59 AM

    Wow! Here’s a tough one. You could have McNabb working out next week, or see if Farve is coming back. If not, you’re stuck with scrubs. Bird in the hand? Even if the Vikes have a wink-nod with Farve, and I think they do, Brent’s overdue for a trip and fall achilles tear, or a tractor accident, chainsaw mishap, or the burning drip, drip drip…. you get the point. Trade for McNabb now Chilly, you can start running the team again!

  13. Hap says: Mar 26, 2010 9:59 AM

    At this rate, he’s gonna force Brett outta retirement.

  14. birdmancometh says: Mar 26, 2010 10:00 AM

    Really Donovan? Are you sure you wouldn’t like to play for the Colts, Patriots, or Saints?

  15. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Mar 26, 2010 10:00 AM

    McNabb is not going anywhere the only people that want him traded are YOU the media

  16. D wins games says: Mar 26, 2010 10:01 AM

    I am shocked that nobody will give up a #1 or a high #2 given the critical importance of QBs in the league and the crapshoot of drafting one. I can’t believe the Rams wouldn’t want to use their 1st 2 picks for Suh and McNabb. Other teams that would instantly improve include the Niners, Bills, Broncos, Jags, Raiders and a few others. I think teams seem to overestimate their ability to evaluate talent and forget how many draft picks end up as busts.

  17. Fan of Football says: Mar 26, 2010 10:01 AM

    Why would the Eagles trade McNabb to another NFC SB contender? That is about the dumbest thing they can do. TT does a lot of stupid things, but at least he wasn’t dumb enough to trade Favre to a good team, much less a good AFC team. He traded him to a 4-12 team in another conference!

  18. Nevisyakker says: Mar 26, 2010 10:04 AM

    Minnesota, where old quarterbacks go to hang up their jocks for the last time.
    I am sure he sees the same thing in MN that Favre did last year, an offense just like he has been running for years and a team that is a true contender.
    Besides, here in MN we let our old QBs report whenever they want to, no training camp or off season workouts/meetings required!

  19. Opie says: Mar 26, 2010 10:05 AM

    @ Gregg (w/2 “g’s”) says: “that talks with the Rams “lost momentum” for the time being.
    The McNabb speculation, on the other hand, shows no signs of slowing down. It’s like the Jay Cutler story from last year, yet somehow less annoying.”
    ____________________________
    Do you guys just take turns posting crap? There was no momentum to be lost with the Rams. A hurt safety and a pick for Asante and DNabb?!? Think about it objectively for just a second………
    Now, you’re quoting the same guy that was wrong earlier?!? As if he somehow has redeemed himself by “now” using credible sources?!?
    I know, it’s all about posting something that gets responses. Somewhere along the line, you have to weigh the pros and cons of posting b.s. for effect with losing credibility….. or not.
    And it isn’t going to “slow down” because you keep flinging poo. Albeit, it does show that you’re bored and on some kind of a deadline

  20. seals says: Mar 26, 2010 10:05 AM

    Makes sense on paper with the Chilly connection but being already invested in #4 I see this as the Vikes option in 2011-13. I’m still taxed by watching him come out of the tunnel against Dallas in last years playoff game. What the hell was that? Is he ok upstairs??

  21. RayDaMayor says: Mar 26, 2010 10:05 AM

    McNabb won’t take the Vikings to the promised land either……it might be better if Donovan waited until he is 47 years old before playing there anyway.

  22. superbowl says: Mar 26, 2010 10:05 AM

    why does everyone want to play in the most wretched of NFL cities…. this is the same as saying I would LOVE to live and play in Cleveland.
    I can only assume that after playing in PHILLY, MN is a step up in life. After all, McNabb never made philly his home; he lives in Chandler AZ. during the off-season.

  23. TigerPlanck says: Mar 26, 2010 10:06 AM

    McNabb is dumb. He doesn’t want to play for a losing team, well guess what genius, most winning teams have established QBs. If he wants to stay with a winning team, then stay with the Eagles. Rams, Seahawks, Panthers, Bucs, etc……….those are your choices to go and play. What does he think, the Giants or Patriots are going to swoop in and get him?

  24. Rzon says: Mar 26, 2010 10:06 AM

    Why would McNabb be open to St. Louis but not Buffalo? St. Louis has sucked for years, will suck next year, and the the foreseeable future. With McNabb, a new LT in round one and a big NT in round 3, the Bills could have a shot at the playoffs this year. Don’t be an idiot Donovan.

  25. MrHumble says: Mar 26, 2010 10:07 AM

    It’s not surprising that McNabb would want to go to a franchise like Minny. They are stacked with talent and are the “uncrowned 2010 SB Champions”……sorry Aint’s fans.

  26. AndyReidIsABadCoach says: Mar 26, 2010 10:08 AM

    Another reason the Eagles Front Office completely overestimates themselves: Last year, the Broncos publicly put Cutler on the block and the Bears gave away the farm – not reducing any trade value whatsoever despite the public admission. This year, the Eagles tried to play coy and refuse to announce what everyone already speculated following 2 huge Dallas embarrassments and are now stuck with what relatively equates to a fire sale for an elite QB.
    This goes without even mentioning the gross overvaluing of Michael Vick based on 1 solitary play in a playoff game. Banner, Lurie, & Reid’s elitist-ignorance is insulting to the Eagles fan base and other NFL owners…
    I would personally rather see Reid/Morninwhig go than McNabb, but seeing how Reid was extended due to the shortsight…, er greedy a-hole Jeffrey Lurie’s happiness with his net worth, we do need to make a change because Reid & McNabb cannot win together. I am grateful for their part in the Eagles rise to prominence, but don’t sell me a Super Bowl on paper every year for the past 5 and come up short in the most frustrating of ways.

  27. Enrgy2Burn says: Mar 26, 2010 10:08 AM

    you may find it less annoying but I find it REALLY annoying. Andy Reid and Co. could not have handled this situation any worse and I have a feeling that are either going to get a below market deal or have to kiss the ring of McNabb and sign him to an extension with a no trade clause and keep him.

  28. The Fargo Vikings says: Mar 26, 2010 10:08 AM

    Sure, sign him up. We’ll also take one Culpepper, one Garcia, and ooh throw in a Wallace if you’ve got one back there.

  29. mrgarabaldi says: Mar 26, 2010 10:09 AM

    Absolutley Not!!! McNabb is overrated, and the Vikings do not need antoher “POOR ME” candidate on the team. Besides, Favre will be back. PLEASE, Anyone but McNabb

  30. JoshMac28 says: Mar 26, 2010 10:09 AM

    Isn’t this the same Jeff McLane who posted the Rams-Eagles trade was all but a done deal? Isn’t this the guy that PFT says is trying to be the primary Eagles beat guy for the paper?
    No offense, but my 3-year old nephew could look at all of the details and come up with Minnesota being McNabb’s top choice. Childress is his former OC, it’s the same system, and they have arguably the best roster to surround a QB with in the entire NFL.
    I like how this McLane guy is not saying the rams are “losing momentum”. They NEVER had momentum …because they never had interest..because the teams never talked. This guy is a hack.

  31. PULL&SEAL says: Mar 26, 2010 10:09 AM

    Hey Chilly, still wanna give Brett all the time he wants to decide? Classic Favre, handcuffing his team for the entire off season. I hope the Vikings miss out on Mc Nabb and Favre decides NOT to come back. That would be hilarious!

  32. habibfromnewdehli says: Mar 26, 2010 10:10 AM

    This would work out great. It makes it easier for Favre to retire, as he won’t be looked at like he somehow “ruined” the Vikings because they didn’t win the Super Bowl.
    He got what he wanted… revenge on the Packers by owning them twice.
    McNabb would get to play for a contender.
    And Minnesota wouldn’t have to play Tavaris.
    Vikes… trade the 2nd round pick and be done with it!

  33. IAVikefan says: Mar 26, 2010 10:10 AM

    PLEASE…. do not start the McNabb to Vikings crap already…

  34. CanadianVikingFan says: Mar 26, 2010 10:10 AM

    It’s a much better option than even the Eagles, here he has a running game and a variety of different types of recievers, not just speeed guys.

  35. jimicos says: Mar 26, 2010 10:13 AM

    The McNabb speculation/trade season, on the other hand, shows no signs of slowing down. It’s like the Jay Cutler story from last year, yet somehow less annoying.
    ————————
    In stark contrast, the Brett Favre story from this year is just as annoying as it has been each of the last 7 years.

  36. aec4 says: Mar 26, 2010 10:13 AM

    a 2″ splinter in your foot is less annoying then Jay Cutler

  37. TJ says: Mar 26, 2010 10:14 AM

    Jeff McLane lost all credibility with his pre-mature rams report earlier this week.

  38. KingJoe! says: Mar 26, 2010 10:14 AM

    one extremely interesting possibility is the Steelers. If Ben is charged with sexual assault soon, he might end up being suspended for the upcoming season. Additonally with the possibility of jail, the time until he could play again could increase if not evaporate altogether. The Steelers are built to win now, a one year contract would not scare the Steeler, since they may get Ben back the following year. If they dont and McNabb likes it, the Steelers don’t miss a beat a reup McNabb for another 3 yrs.

  39. Emoney says: Mar 26, 2010 10:15 AM

    LOL I hope the Vikings hold onto their hope that Favre returns. When Favre decides to retire, Viking fans will bitch and complain about how Favre cost them McNabb.

  40. Mooch says: Mar 26, 2010 10:16 AM

    drumbug…
    You have no idea what you are talking about.

  41. scrapdawg12 says: Mar 26, 2010 10:19 AM

    Give him his wish. Send him to Minnesota for Ray Edwards and their 2nd round pick. I hope Favre decides to stay retired and if Mcnabb was traded there, I think we’d hear Favre crying the blues that he was forced to retire because he’s been replaced. We definitely don’t need to hear that sh*t.

  42. Jerz420 says: Mar 26, 2010 10:19 AM

    The eagles need to be patient and wait for a deal they can’t refuse. If the broncos got two 1st round pics for Cutler last year and more the eagles can get that as well. The raider rumors are retarded why trade Asante and mcnabb for their top corner? Yes he and revis are the best in the afc, but they can’t take that trade we have a great thing at corner with Samuel, brown, and Hobbs and hansons not bad either. So like I said they need to be patient and grab a deal they can’t refuse if not keep him for another year b let him walk.

  43. last starfighter says: Mar 26, 2010 10:20 AM

    # MrHumble says: March 26, 2010 10:07 AM
    It’s not surprising that McNabb would want to go to a franchise like Minny. They are stacked with talent and are the “uncrowned 2010 SB Champions”……sorry Aint’s fans.
    ————————————————————–
    Dumbest, most arrogant comment I’ve ever seen on PFT. Why am I not surprised a queens fan posted it. This is why people don’t like you guys

  44. jl says: Mar 26, 2010 10:20 AM

    It’s less annoying because although odd or at least quirky, McNabb has always shown a level of class and not come across like a spoiled Trust Fund kid.
    Two questions…
    First,in an uncapped year could you have both knowing McNabb could probably play for 3 or 4 more years? If the Eagles told McNabb, we’re starting Kolb regardless of you being here or not, he may be open to going even if Favre is coming back.
    Second, if you are Minn, is it better to have Favre for 1 year or McNabb for 3 or 4? The Vikings window is nowhere near closed.

  45. leatherneck says: Mar 26, 2010 10:20 AM

    If McNabb refuses to sign a new contract, he will be a free agent in 2011. Favre will definitely be retired then. If this happens, McNabb will be a Viking in 2011.

  46. LBPACKFAN says: Mar 26, 2010 10:23 AM

    The well oiled machine, eh Pervy? They were well oiled in their last game weren’t they. LMAO. Perhaps their hands were well oiled.

  47. dhunter says: Mar 26, 2010 10:25 AM

    Ya i think that would be a good choice atleast he will get a chance at the big dance

  48. rkell21 says: Mar 26, 2010 10:26 AM

    Are we still listening to Jeff McLane, the same guy who said a Rams trade was likely to happen in a day or so? He probably has no sources – of course the Vikings would be one of his top choices.

  49. Hauschild says: Mar 26, 2010 10:26 AM

    Another ridiculous RUMOR.
    What the hell is so difficult about “thinking”, people? Does it occur to anybody that if Childress had wanted McDrabb, he would have sought out his services long before now??? Translated for the laymen among us: McNabb is not a sought-after commodity and it is showing.

  50. RaiderRedleg says: Mar 26, 2010 10:28 AM

    Only problem I see with McNabb going to MN right now is that if Chilly indeed dumps Farve FOR HIM is this:
    If McNabb DID NOT lead the Vikings to the Super Bowl THIS YEAR the entire fan base of the Vikings would want Chilly’s and McNabb’s head on a platter because they will think:
    “Brett could have gotten us to the Super Bowl”.
    This scenario ONLY makes sense if Brett comes out ASAP and retires FOR GOOD…Which given his past record isn’t very likely.
    If McNabb wants to be in Minnesota to end his career he needs to know Farve is done FOR GOOD and I just simply wouldn’t trust Farve to be THAT definitive (certainly this year for sure).

  51. MN Boise Fan says: Mar 26, 2010 10:32 AM

    I’ve seen McNabb one-hop his receivers for 10 years in big games. No thanks. One of the most over-rated QB’s ever

  52. kennethnoisewater says: Mar 26, 2010 10:33 AM

    Do people really think McNabb is that good? really? He completes more passes to receivers’ feet than he does their hands. And there’s good reason Arizona or SF wouldn’t want him; anytime the weather is over 80 degrees, he’d just find a way to throw up on himself.

  53. wydok says: Mar 26, 2010 10:34 AM

    I wonder how Eagles fans would feel if the Vikings won the Super Bowl with McNabb. I know I’d be pissed.

  54. jl says: Mar 26, 2010 10:35 AM

    We’ve heard of multiple teams lack of interest. The teams that should be interested that we haven’t heard about are the 49ers, Jags and Panthers.
    You would think in the last year of Fox’s contract he would like an established guy. The Jags could make a run in the playoffs with an upgrade at QB and could certainly use the boost at the gate. And the 49ers would probably be the media darling of 2010 in a now wide open division (with the Cards personnel losses) that has two potentially very weak teams. What has Alex Smith done that leads you risk a real shot at 5-1 in your division.

  55. philbirds says: Mar 26, 2010 10:37 AM

    I can’t believe what the Broncos got for Cutler or Lions got for Roy Williams, when you look at what the trade market has been like this offseason. Damn… the Eagles 2007 championship run was bittersweet because that was an average 9-6-1 team that squeaked in and got hot. Had we missed the playoffs or lost first round, we might be seeing McNabb in Chicago last summer for the Cutler deal.. and Chicago would be better off and McNabb could return home. And Philly could have started Kolb and used those extra (better) picks a year earlier.

  56. Supersuckers says: Mar 26, 2010 10:38 AM

    LOL!! What a disaster the QB situation in Minnesota is. If there is any truth to this and they have been talking you can take it to the bank Brett is not happy. Remember how threatened he was after GB drafted two QB’s after he RETIRED?? Oh my….

  57. lurch says: Mar 26, 2010 10:38 AM

    If he shocks everyone and returns? I would be shocked if he didn’t return.

  58. Herrmannator says: Mar 26, 2010 10:38 AM

    A) Favre comes back.
    B) McNabb is forced to go to Oakland (the only team that will trade for him without a long term extension negotiated)
    C) McNabb plays for the Raiders and hopefully doesn’t get killed
    D) McNabb becomes a UFA after the season.
    E) Favre has final hurrah with ticker tape.
    F) Vikings minus Favre, Fat Pat march into ’11 with McNabb to try and repeat, and end up 9-7 miss the playoffs with SB hangover. TJack and Sage are gone, and it is a Minny Mess in ’12 as now McNabb is 36 and broken down, with only Levi Brown, or Max Hall as options.
    G) Vikings announce trade for Carson Palmer.

  59. Krow says: Mar 26, 2010 10:41 AM

    Farve can’t unretire till he cycles those PEDs out of his system. It’s as simple as that.

  60. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 26, 2010 10:42 AM

    Laughing all day at all of these comments regarding how good McNabb is. That being said, he would probably win a Superbow with the Vikings.

  61. proplayer3220 says: Mar 26, 2010 10:44 AM

    As an Eagles fan, I don’t worry about the Eagles trading 5 to the Vikings. The Eagles aren’t making the playoffs w/o him anyway, so whats the difference?

  62. GridIron says: Mar 26, 2010 10:44 AM

    McNabb to Minny sounds about right. Go to the team that can’t develop and has never been able to develop a QB in house. Chilly probably still has his bib and knee pads on, so it would be an easy transition from Brent to McNabb.

  63. jj jones says: Mar 26, 2010 10:45 AM

    He would be a Buc if Allen/Gruden were still in charge of the sinking ship.

  64. zod says: Mar 26, 2010 10:45 AM

    So Minny wants to go from one choker to another?
    Bring it on.

  65. mikeny49 says: Mar 26, 2010 10:50 AM

    I don’t see McNabb in Purple. Simply because number 4 won’t decide till august. McNabb will be somewhere soon. cough NINERS cough http://nabmcnabb.com

  66. BleedGreenMtState says: Mar 26, 2010 10:51 AM

    Moon Goat or whatever your name is,
    I do not work for the media and want him traded more then I want just about anything else in the world. One exception, I want Reid fired more then I want McNabb traded.

  67. bluestree says: Mar 26, 2010 10:53 AM

    “if you are Minn, is it better to have Favre for 1 year or McNabb for 3 or 4? The Vikings window is nowhere near closed.”
    If I’m Childo, I’m having a hard time sleeping tonight. If this report is legit, and it may well be crap, Donny is telling Brad “I can get your nutsack back, Coach.”

  68. BlueEyeDevils says: Mar 26, 2010 10:57 AM

    emmac13 says:
    March 26, 2010 9:57 AM
    Minn. really? I thought he would want to mentor Jamarcus Bustell.
    ————————————
    I was thinking maybe mentor…………….
    Jay “big numbers never won anything career losing record” Cutler………….
    HA HA HA

  69. myeaglescantwin says: Mar 26, 2010 10:58 AM

    I like how all the credit for the birds success goes to Dmac. He deserves it. No other guy did more with less. The only standouts he’s EVER had were TO(bitch) and Westbreeeezy.
    He was the only thing that kept us above 500. N the one of the perenial sickest D’s in the league. This is year would be the 2nd season with the young talent he’s got on O. I’d love to see Mc5 back with these guys for anther shot.
    The owners see the past four yea, sorry 5 years with under 24 TD’s. that just isn’t Enough outta this offense, a pass first team that NEVER runs the ball. They know Kolb is good for at least 22tds / But Dmac always took care of the ball & didnt have many turnovers.
    Then again Kolb CAN hit a guy in the hands on a 15yd crossing route.
    BOTTOM LINE IS YOU CANT GET AWAY WITH A 60% COMPLETION RATIO IN A WEST COAST OFFENSE.
    ie. Nabby & Vick

  70. KingOkra says: Mar 26, 2010 10:58 AM

    Minnesota is the perfect place for McNabb. They already have a fan base that quite accomplished at making excuses for choking, losing and sucking in the clutch. Sounds alot like Iggle fans so he should feel right at home. It’s freakin’ hilarious hearing loser fans still moaning about last year. Your teams have had multiple chances to win a Super Bowl, yet have not. Losers.

  71. pstoo says: Mar 26, 2010 10:58 AM

    McNabb has no say in where he gets traded to. Unless he is able to use contract talks (hold out) as leverage. Doubtful. So he will simply end up with the highest bidder. That will be a team with a pick to offer and a glaring need at QB. My money would be on the Rams, the Bills, possibly the Broncos (though I can’t see him fitting with McDaniels), 49ers, MAYBE the Cards. Vikes would make sense in 2011.
    The Eagles may not want to “help” an NFC rival, but on the other hand, if they ended up facing the Vikes in the playoffs, they’d know how to beat McNabb. Could actually be an advantage. Besides, the Eagles wouldn’t be looking to trade him in the first place if they thought he provided THAT much of an edge to a team.
    Re: Favre, he has already told the Vikes he’s returning – they’re creating the appearance of uncertainty publicly so he won’t have to show for offseason activities. So McNabb is not going to the Vikes this year.

  72. drumbug71 says: Mar 26, 2010 11:01 AM

    Mooch — I didn’t claim to know what I’m talking about, I was just giving my opinion :)

  73. cobrala2 says: Mar 26, 2010 11:05 AM

    Hey Opie… “Gregg” is spelled with THREE (3) G’s, not two (2).
    And if that’s not confusing enough, “Greg” is spelled with TWO (2) G’s.
    …sorry, blame my 2nd grade education on that. Us pre-mid school grads sometimes think highly of ourselves.

  74. internettoughguy says: Mar 26, 2010 11:06 AM

    Hey, I’ll take him at QB. As much as I love #4 if we are lucky we get 1 more year out of him. I gotta believe D-Mac gives us a solid three more and time to draft a qb next year and develope him.
    Thanks Brett, but between the age, the waiting and the unknown, I’ll take the younger guy at QB……………

  75. Milhouse says: Mar 26, 2010 11:06 AM

    If he is going to be traded, I imagine most QBs would prefer to be traded to Minnesota; they have a good roster, and a likely starting spot available at the position in the next two years.

  76. irishgary says: Mar 26, 2010 11:07 AM

    Doesn’t matter if it’s #4 or #5 they will still find a way to choke.

  77. mnvikefan0922 says: Mar 26, 2010 11:08 AM

    Part of me wants Favre to announce his decision as soon as possible now.

  78. Chop Block Murphy says: Mar 26, 2010 11:13 AM

    AndyReidIsABadCoach says:
    “I am grateful for [Reid's & McNabb's] part in the Eagles rise to prominence…now let me rip off a 3 paragraph diatribe bitching and moaning about how god-awful it is to be an Eagles fan during the Reid/Lurie/DMac era.” (Quote may or may not have been partially paraphrased.)
    Hey dude, if it’s that bad, by all means feel free to pledge your allegiance to another team.

  79. KevinKolb4SB says: Mar 26, 2010 11:14 AM

    The Eagles could just refuse to play Mcnabb over Kolb…then he’d have to go wherever they sent him….plus, he’d have more security and long term money if he signs elsewhere. What if he gets injured in 2010 as an Eagle? Career over?

  80. SF Saints Fan says: Mar 26, 2010 11:15 AM

    Amazing how similar these two quarterbacks are, McNabb and Favre. Besides that one Super Bowl Champions ring that Favre has, they have both lost one Super Bowl while Favre has lost three NFC Championship games, and McNabb has lost four NFC Championship Games. Favre’s career passer rating is 86.6, while McNabb’s is 86.5. Favre’s all time winning percentage in the playoffs is 54.5%, while McNabb’s is 60%. I think Mcnabb has way more left in the tank than Favre and if the Vikings can get him for a late second rounder they should jump at the chance.
    This would be a great trade for both teams. As much as Eagles fans would hate to admit it, the Eagles are on a downswing right now and could use another top draft pick. Just to be straight, I hate the Cowboys, but the Eagles are in the same basic position as the Falcons are right. They are both the second best teams in their division and that makes for a tough road to the Super Bowl. Trade McNabb for a second, try to get a fifth for Vick and move on with Kolb.
    The Vikings would be well served to get McNabb on board. He has at least 3-4 more good years left and they have a pretty young team. The Favre era should be ended. McNabb is better and has more year left.

  81. stevemcguigan says: Mar 26, 2010 11:17 AM

    If McNabb left Philly and won a Superbowl, I’d be perfectly happy for one of my favorite Eagle’s of all time — as long as the win, or any of the previous playoff wins, didn’t come against the Eagles. But if this is going to be a rebuilding year for the Birds, I’d just as soon see him go to Minny and get a ring.

  82. chickenragnar says: Mar 26, 2010 11:22 AM

    Supersuckers says:
    March 26, 2010 10:38 AM
    LOL!! What a disaster the QB situation in Minnesota is. If there is any truth to this and they have been talking you can take it to the bank Brett is not happy. Remember how threatened he was after GB drafted two QB’s after he RETIRED?? Oh my….
    ================================
    Remember when Favre was my favorite player?
    Now he hurt my lil old feelings so I rail on him every chance I get!!
    If you don’t understand that there is an agreement in place for him to come back, just like it was set up last year…I feel very sorry for you.
    Of course you were the guy who was supposed to die his hair purple if Favre ever took a regular season snap for Minnesota.
    Are you that blind that after seeing what went down last year, that they don’t have the same agreement?
    I’m embarassed for you.
    Philly will not trade Mcnabb to a cnference rival.
    If you want to talk about position disasters, talk about GB’s o-line.

  83. Crowder911 says: Mar 26, 2010 11:24 AM

    FAVRE or McNABB
    Jennifer, call the airport to get the gulf stream ready. Next stop: PHILLY

  84. LAEaglefan says: Mar 26, 2010 11:24 AM

    You ask why would McNabb be open minded to St. Louis but not Buffalo? Who the hell wants to live in Buffalo…especially in the winter? I’d think the idea of playing in a domed stadium where he can stay warm and improve on his passing accuracy (no wind or bad weather conditions) at the same time might actually be appealing to him.

  85. Percy Nugz says: Mar 26, 2010 11:27 AM

    LB Pack Fan it looked like Karen Rodgers hands were well oiled when dansby knocked the piss out of him and the pack lost to the cardinals in the WILD CARD game. But back on point, who wouldn’t want to play in ‘Sota, its the place to be, everyone knows that.

  86. robhug71 says: Mar 26, 2010 11:35 AM

    Amazing, isn’t it, that all these so-called “elite” quarterbacks refuse to play for a team that isn’t “ready-made” Super Bowl contenders.
    I mean, if these highly-paid, highly-publicized QBs are such impact players and the real reason their teams have been successful, why not go play for, say, Tampa Bay?
    The answer to that question, of course, is obvious: A quarterback is only as good as the team around him. Yet, ESPN wants us all to believe that “the NFL is a quarterback driven league.”
    Nonsense!!!
    McNabb, P. Manning, Favre, Brady, Brees, Rivers, Roethlisberger all would be non-factors playing for, say, the Rams.
    Smart football fans spend more time worrying about who their team has at left tackle than who’s behind center.

  87. Chop Block Murphy says: Mar 26, 2010 11:36 AM

    @ Chapnasty2:
    Dear village idiot,
    You’re laughing all day b/c you’re a dunce who laughs at anything. Make a fart noise in your armpit and you’ll see what I mean.

  88. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 26, 2010 11:44 AM

    Too bad for ol’ Donovan he doesn’t have shit to say about it huh?
    Welcome to the Raiders McNabb, where NFL careers go to die.

  89. Supersuckers says: Mar 26, 2010 11:49 AM

    Chicken,
    I have never nor will ever have a “favorite player”
    I know of no “agreement” nor do you. What I do know is a team cannot improve without their quarterback in camps. No need to feel sorry for me.
    Purple hair? I colored some hairs purple. you can have a looksee if you’d like.
    I am not blind. 20/20 eyesight
    No need to be embarrased for me. I am embarrased for myself.
    McNabb? Are you certain on that?
    GB’s line is just fine.

  90. valrich79 says: Mar 26, 2010 11:49 AM

    McNabb will be an Oakland Raider.
    The raiders are desperate to selll tickets: california is still in a recession and there are big Bay area companies laying people off… on top of that the team has sucked as bad as the Lions for the past 7 years… Raider fans hate Jathargic and how he has made 37$ million of their hard earned money. Al davis needs a Hail Mary: Enter McNabb and Eagles to the rescue.

  91. footballrulz says: Mar 26, 2010 11:56 AM

    This news puts an interesting spin on Brett Favre’s annual retirement dance. If he shocked everyone and decided not to quit,
    _________________________________
    I would think everyone would be shocked if Favre were to quit. I think if Brett new he was retiring he would tell the Vikes so they could move on. I’d about be willing to bet that he’ll be under center in September but if the VIkes have a real shot at McNabb they should probably go ahead and get him because win, lose or draw, I think 2010 is Favre’s last year.

  92. LBPACKFAN says: Mar 26, 2010 11:57 AM

    Minnesota…the place with an uncertain future. Yeah, its the place to be…last year…and perhaps 2010.
    “It’s the place to be, everyone knows that”
    Perhaps LaDainian didn’t get the memo.

  93. DcNinerFan says: Mar 26, 2010 12:01 PM

    Sooo, has Minnesoooda become the new Washington Foreskins or Oaktown Faiders? A place to go where old veterans get payed too much to die? One can only hope.
    In all seriousness, I like McNabb, and if Farve(vre) is going to retire, it would make sense. That said, I would prefer he come to Frisco, but that isn’t happening.
    Good luck next year Minne, I have a feeling GB will be a tough team to beat in the division.

  94. Scott P says: Mar 26, 2010 12:04 PM

    I’ll say it for you- #4 un-retires, again. Vikings trade #4 to Eagles for #5. #4 plays QB for his former OC in Green Bay and takes Eagles to the NFC Championship game where they host, you guessed it, #5, who now plays for his former OC in Philadelphia. The game is tied at the end of regulation. This time #4 wins the coin toss, but the Eagles only manage a FG. #4 then gets bitten by the OT rule which was implented in his honor. #5 and the Vikings take the kickoff..and #5 tosses a 50 yard strike for a TD to stick it to his old team, coach and city. #4 loses again, and retires again. #5 goes on to fall asleep in the 4th qtr of the Super Bowl again and loses to the Patriots, again.

  95. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 26, 2010 12:14 PM

    “Mooch says: March 26, 2010 9:58 AM
    Get ready for Chilly to use McNabb to get an early decision out of Brett.”
    That would be a pretty good idea actually.
    But Childress won’t, he can’t risk hurting Princess’s feelings.

  96. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 26, 2010 12:20 PM

    @ Scott P
    Dude, that is brilliant!

  97. DcNinerFan says: Mar 26, 2010 12:24 PM

    Scott P – You lost me after the second #5… I just figure #4 drops a #2 just like he did to #22 on the 22… er, I just confused myself. ;-)

  98. last starfighter says: Mar 26, 2010 12:26 PM

    # mnvikefan0922 says: March 26, 2010 11:08 AM
    Part of me wants Favre to announce his decision as soon as possible now.
    —————————————————————
    HAHAHAHAHAHA
    Now you know why packer fans started getting tired of his antics. LOL, don’t say we didn’t warn you!

  99. mnmaverick says: Mar 26, 2010 12:27 PM

    McNabb is no Michael Vick.
    Keep in mind that until last year. The Eagles hadn’t addressed their weak receiving corps outside of that year with Owens. You can’t blame McNabb for that.
    McNabb took them to a Super Bowl where New England cheated with the spying and something like 3 straight NFC Championship Games.

  100. Opie says: Mar 26, 2010 12:28 PM

    @ cobrala2: Damn…..you’re correct are the amount of “g’s” in the fool’s name.
    Maybe the first one is silent?!? I’m taking advice on what to call him since I can’t get the spelling down….

  101. CKL says: Mar 26, 2010 12:29 PM

    MN Boise Fan says:
    March 26, 2010 10:32 AM
    I’ve seen McNabb one-hop his receivers for 10 years in big games. No thanks. One of the most over-rated QB’s ever
    _____________________
    kennethnoisewater says:
    March 26, 2010 10:33 AM
    Do people really think McNabb is that good? really? He completes more passes to receivers’ feet than he does their hands. And there’s good reason Arizona or SF wouldn’t want him; anytime the weather is over 80 degrees, he’d just find a way to throw up on himself.
    _____________________
    myeaglescantwin says:
    March 26, 2010 10:58 AM
    I like how all the credit for the birds success goes to Dmac. He deserves it. No other guy did more with less. The only standouts he’s EVER had were TO(bitch) and Westbreeeezy.
    He was the only thing that kept us above 500. N the one of the perenial sickest D’s in the league. This is year would be the 2nd season with the young talent he’s got on O. I’d love to see Mc5 back with these guys for anther shot.
    The owners see the past four yea, sorry 5 years with under 24 TD’s. that just isn’t Enough outta this offense, a pass first team that NEVER runs the ball. They know Kolb is good for at least 22tds / But Dmac always took care of the ball & didnt have many turnovers.
    Then again Kolb CAN hit a guy in the hands on a 15yd crossing route.
    BOTTOM LINE IS YOU CANT GET AWAY WITH A 60% COMPLETION RATIO IN A WEST COAST OFFENSE.
    ie. Nabby & Vick
    _________________________________
    Thank goodness there are three other people in the universe who share my opinion of this guy.
    Plus dude IS a whiny, weak minded public complainer. No one in the national media seems to realize that.

  102. purpleguy says: Mar 26, 2010 12:30 PM

    This deal could cause the heads of several cheesers to explode out of confusion as they try to reconcile their glee that Lord Favre is pushed to the wayside with consternation that the Vikes wouldn’t be forced to rely upon T-Joke or Rosencopter in 2011.

  103. AndyReidIsABadCoach says: Mar 26, 2010 12:31 PM

    Chop Block Murphy says:
    “I am grateful for [Reid's & McNabb's] part in the Eagles rise to prominence…now let me rip off a 3 paragraph diatribe bitching and moaning about how god-awful it is to be an Eagles fan during the Reid/Lurie/DMac era.” (Quote may or may not have been partially paraphrased.)
    Hey dude, if it’s that bad, by all means feel free to pledge your allegiance to another team.
    ****************************************
    Hey dude – it is that bad, and I have felt free to pledge my allegiance to another team: The Phillies. The Eagles run their team like a business, so I am going to judge them like a business – and now my money goes to the Phillies instead of the Eagles (again, along with the majority of this city – just look at merchandise sales since 2008).
    There are significantly more reasons to dislike the Eagles FO than to like them – not sure if you are sympathizing with the poor game management by Andy Reid, the Holier Than Thou attitude of Banner & Lurie, or if you just enjoy being the best at being better than the bad teams and worst than the best teams. Teams have won the Super Bowl with far less talent than the Eagles, so pardon the frustrated fan base and spare me from your martyrdom. I support our players still, but it is time for a change as it has started to border on insanity (doing the same thing and expecting different results).

  104. Percy Nugz says: Mar 26, 2010 12:33 PM

    Was i disappointed LT picked the Jets? sure, but it didn’t have that much of an impact on how the team will do this year.

  105. trademcscab says: Mar 26, 2010 12:44 PM

    i love how bills fan are like come to buffalo lol……you think he wants to come there? they actually tried to use a pic punting from there own endzone to sell season tickets!!!! and you think mcnabb wants to come play there? ur team sucks ur area is too damn cold and ur fans are idiots……
    bills fans are the type of people that cut across there wrists for suicide instead of down the vein because they just want attention

  106. Cannon says: Mar 26, 2010 12:47 PM

    I’d take him if Favre opts not to come back. Otherwise sign him next offseason when he’s a free agent and you don’t have to give up a pick.

  107. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 26, 2010 12:49 PM

    “Keep in mind that until last year. The Eagles hadn’t addressed their weak receiving corps outside of that year with Owens. You can’t blame McNabb for that. ”
    Nope but we can blame him for throwing footballs at receivers feet rather than giving them a chance to become great.

  108. hizzle1281 says: Mar 26, 2010 12:50 PM

    Scott P-
    Kudos my man…..

  109. 1stngoal says: Mar 26, 2010 12:51 PM

    With the McNabb-Childress connection and the chance to see one of the all-time choke-artists play for one of the all-time choke-artist organizations,this seems like a logical fit…;-)

  110. Bigbluefan says: Mar 26, 2010 1:02 PM

    First its a trade so I do not think Donny has much to say about it
    Second who cares about Viqueen fans as the team will be in LA in two years anyway

  111. Chop Block Murphy says: Mar 26, 2010 1:15 PM

    @AndyReidIsABadCoach,
    I apologize. I thought you were a spoiled Eagles fan. Now that I understand you’re not an Eagles fan at all, please disregard my post.
    B/c for my money, we’ve been incredibly fortunate to roll into just about every September since 2000 or 2001 feeling like we’ve got a real shot. If you want to argue for change, great. I don’t disagree that the window is closing. But it irks me when Eagles fans piss & moan about how horrible the organization is.
    Oh, and just so you know, a martyr is a person who undergoes severe or constant suffering. Remind me again which one of us is crying about how terrible it is to root for Philly. Cuz I thought that was you.

  112. MrHumble says: Mar 26, 2010 1:17 PM

    While Eagle fans have long been thought to be some of the toughest fans to please in the NFL, I gotta give them kudos for at least appreciating good talent. Most posts on here from Eagle fans, don’t want to lose McNab and would hate to trade him to Minny and then face him in the playoffs but yet they all wish him well and want to see him have the chance to win a SB……..more class and appreciation than say a packer redneck fan who would prefer to call one of the greatest QB’s ever a …..traitor and then embarrass themsleves on national TV by booing him.

  113. 1NationRaiderNation says: Mar 26, 2010 2:17 PM

    how doe McNabb have any influence on where he goes. All he can do is retire if gets traded to a team where he does not want to play, aka Jake Plummer to the bucs.

  114. AndyReidIsABadCoach says: Mar 26, 2010 2:19 PM

    @Chop Block Murphy:
    Actually, a Martyr, though being used as an adjective to exaggerate an opinion in my post similar as to you stating that I went on a 3 paragraph Diatribe after my “appreciate what the Eagles have done” statement even though that was, in fact, the last paragraph in my statement, is one that suffers death for refusing to renounce a belief. But I guess you are right being that once in a state of death, you are constantly in that state.
    Do you honestly believe the Eagles had a real shot after the 2004 season (44-35-1)?? We have not strolled into every September feeling good – we have been in the NFC Championship ONE time in the past 5 years, you call that feeling good?? You call losing playoff games you were favored in feeling good?? We were favored in all of our NFC Championship games, and we only won 1! The window isn’t closing for Reid & McNabb, it is closed – 100%. The window is just opening for our young talent, and I don’t know if Kolb is THE guy, but we drafted him and the rest of Andy’s Eagles Coaching career depends on his success.
    And if it pisses you off about people saying how horrid this organization is, then this will just make your day, Jeffrey Lurie is an a-hole. Anyone who openly complains about an active player on his team CB’s Yards Per Attempt being too high deserves all the criticism in the world. Joe Banner is an a-hole, a man that goes on Philadelphia radio and says that the data he has shows that most Philadelphians actually love him deserves all the criticism in the world. And then there’s Andy Reid. A coach who cannot call a timeout, let alone a balanced offense, to his advantage (and that is just one of many offenses) deserves all the criticism in the world.
    The close but no cigar theory is fine for an underachieving team, but when you are supposed to be the class of the NFC (SELF PROCLAIMED) than you better win it all at least once. This team will be remembered more so for their inability to win the big one rather than the just good enough to not be bad or great rung you are hanging your hat on.

  115. sand0 says: Mar 26, 2010 2:43 PM

    Reading through these posts my goodness. Eagles fans seem, dare I say it, almost…classy.
    Usually these threads are just a bunch of classless Packer fans gloating about something or another. You kind of forget that there are decent fans on other teams.

  116. JimmySmith says: Mar 26, 2010 3:54 PM

    Given that McNabb never won a Superbowl and has only come close once, he seems a perfect fit for a choke franchise.

  117. rcpecook says: Mar 26, 2010 4:10 PM

    “uncrowned 2010 SB Champions” = losers

  118. TheBaySay says: Mar 26, 2010 4:10 PM

    Not sure that even a kid from Galilee could lead the Vikings to a Super Bowl win.

  119. snowbum says: Mar 26, 2010 4:26 PM

    We’ll take McNabb, we need a good 3rd string QB if Favre doesn’t come back. Because I would rather have Jackson or Sage start.

  120. Chop Block Murphy says: Mar 26, 2010 4:38 PM

    @ AndyReidIsABadCoach,
    You are right and I was wrong and foolish. You win.
    P.S. – not really. But Rosenthal (or someone) posted and then took down my real retort. And now it’s closing time. Have a good weekend.

  121. AndyReidIsABadCoach says: Mar 26, 2010 4:52 PM

    @ Chop Block Murphy
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/martyr
    (Both are defined here – And yes, you are correct about Martyrdom).
    What you are missing here is that there is no “Woe Is Me” drama – not sure where you cooked that one up. The Eagles winning the Super Bowl will no more complete my life then them not winning the Super Bowl. However, this particular website is about football – this is an open discussion about anything and everything related to it. This provides the opportunity for anyone to voice pleasure or displeasure at their own free will.
    This is what makes your presence here all the more puzzling: You don’t want others complaining about the Eagles yet you reserve the right to complain about other people complaining about the Eagles. What’s wrong with that picture?
    Anyways, I am sorry that you are the eternal Eagles optimist – one day, you will understand. You do have to realize that for every Bill Cowher and John Elway, there is a Marv Levy, Jeff Fisher, or Dan Marino.
    The difference between you and I is that you accept losses in a majority of instances where we should have won and assume this will change – that is a symptomatic issue that has become the expectation. Again, you hope the Eagles to do the same thing (bounce back without any changes), but expect a different result – which is not going to happen (hence the Eagles trading McNabb in hopes to provide a different result).
    Bobby Abreu was once the center of the Phillies lineup, Ed Wade was once the GM, and Larry Bowa the coach. The Phillies would not be where they were if those 3 were not traded/dismissed. Of course we appreciate how each played a role in some of the players coming to Philadelphia, but we all wanted them run out of town because finishing in 2nd and 3rd place in the division just wasn’t working out for us. Look how that turned out…

  122. eaglesfan05 says: Mar 26, 2010 5:32 PM

    haha yea the cutler story was pretty damn annoying.

  123. JunkYardDogg1156 says: Mar 26, 2010 6:52 PM

    @AndyReidIsABadCoach
    Admiring your posts as an Eagle fan. You have it pegged better than any Eagle fan I have ever met. Nice work & good stuff.

  124. sand0 says: Mar 26, 2010 7:46 PM

    I wonder if Florio could create a post generating bot that just repeats “Vikes have no super bowl lolz” about 30 times into every Vikings related thread.
    That could save these tools from Wisconsin from carpal tunnel down the road from all that repetitive motion. Obsess much?

  125. Bob Nelson says: Mar 26, 2010 9:08 PM

    Those vikings sure need a QB!
    In 50 years the only one they could draft and train was Tommy Kramer.
    Their QB’s always come from somebody else’s scrapheap.
    As a low revenue team dependent on NFL welfare hand out to survive they cannot afford a full or competent coaching staff. That is why no QB’s are trained there.

  126. Chop Block Murphy says: Mar 27, 2010 10:19 AM

    @AndyReidIsABadCoach,
    I didn’t mean to imply you don’t have the right to voice your displeasure. I do not care for what I perceive to be overly pessimistic slants on the state of the franchise – so from time to time I might exercise my right to say as much. But we both ultimately want the same thing, so perhaps I need to tone it down a bit.
    I’m not suggesting a no-change approach. I agree that a move to Kolb makes sense, and I recognize the o-line & defensive gaps. 2010 likely is a retooling year, yes. But I don’t think we tear down the entire structure and start from ground zero. That seems rash to me.
    I appreciate your Cowher + Elway/Levy + Marino juxtaposition. That’s a great way to look at it. Bottom line is neither of us knows how things will turn out. I fall on the Cowher side of the fence when it comes to Reid, you fall on the Levy side. While this isn’t exactly apples-to-apples in terms of longevity, I’d toss Charlie Manuel’s name into the mix (on the Cowher side). There was certainly a contingent of Phils fans ready to run Charlie out of town in ’06 & ’07. I’m sure glad that didn’t happen.

  127. mixman34 says: Mar 27, 2010 11:10 AM

    So bob nelson… how do you really feel?

  128. izzwald2000 says: Mar 28, 2010 11:51 PM

    It’s simple. Favre plays this year (will probably be his last), then McNabb (who either stays with Philly or gets traded to a crappy AFC team) signs with Minnesota for 2011. Makes sense. Pretty simple.

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