So much for the Washington Redskins’ quiet offseason.
In an insanely gutsy move, the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade Donovan McNabb to Washington, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This is not a belated April Fool’s joke.
The Eagles have quickly confirmed the move. Philadelphia will receive the No. 37 overall pick in the 2010 draft and either a third or fourth round pick in 2011.
We heard some big name veterans mentioned in rumors Saturday like Albert Haynesworth and LaRon Landry, but the deal didn’t turn out that spicy. Jay Glazer first mentioned the Redskins’ interest in McNabb Saturday.
The move is reminiscent of New England’s trade of Drew Bledsoe to the Bills. Not only do the Eagles not want McNabb, they are confident they can beat him twice a year.
The Redskins were clearly offering the best deal, but Philadelphia’s amazing confidence in Kevin Kolb made this deal possible. Andy Reid and G.M. Howie Roseman better be right.
This is going to be fun.