In the wake of the move to acquire quarterback Donovan McNabb from the Eagles, immediate speculation regarding McNabb’s arsenal of weapons centered on receiver Terrell Owens. But Chris Russell of 106.7 The Fan in D.C. reports that at least one high-level Redskins source is opposed to the notion of adding Owens.
If not Owens, how about Brandon Marshall? Though the McNabb trade removes the high second-round pick that the Redskins could have used to get Marshall, other options remain for getting the deal done, including a first-round pick in 2011, an offseason that likely will feature a deep free-agent class.
Jason Reid of the Washington Post believes that a move for Marshall remains possible. Of course, this would mean that last year’s report that Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was at the end of his rope with Marshall in 2008, and that Shanahan would have cut or traded Marshall if Shanahan hadn’t been fired, was incorrect. Then again, we never really believed that one.
So would we be surprised if Marshall becomes the next No. 1 wideout for the Redskins? Not nearly as surprised as we were to learn that the Redskins had finagled McNabb.