In one of his first radio interviews in the wake of the trade that sent him from Philly to D.C., quarterback Donovan McNabb gushed about the work ethic of his new teammates.
“A lot of times, when you see teams who go through consistent losing seasons, you would automatically think that these guys just don’t care,” McNabb told John Thompson and Doc Walker of ESPN 980 (via SportsRadioInterviews.com). “Coming into the facility this morning at about 7:30 in the morning to work out, you are seeing about 25 guys in the weight room, 25 guys out on the practice field. They are not just out there to get it over with and relax the rest of the day. These guys are trying to get better.”
There’s a separate question as to whether the Redskins will be trying to get better via the draft, or whether they’ll use the fourth overall pick on McNabb’s eventual replacement. When McNabb was asked whether he’s talked draft with the Redskins, he joked about the possibility that the pick will be used on another signal-caller.
Said McNabb, laughing, “Well, we talked about drafting a quarterback. . . . No, you know what, that wasn’t something that I got into. First of all, when I found out I was traded, I was just excited that it was over. I was part of an organization that wants to win with a whole new regime.”
From McNabb’s perspective, he should want the Redskins to take a left tackle or some other player who’ll actually be, you know, on the field when McNabb is in the lineup. If for some reason they go with another quarterback, McNabb likely won’t be laughing.