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McNabb extension delay could be tied to Manning, Brady deals

NFL_mcnabb_250.jpgWhen the Redskins traded for quarterback Donovan McNabb in early April, many assumed that he’d soon have a new long-term deal with his new team.

Nearly three months later, there has been no evidence of any progress.

Chris Russell of 106.7 The Fan in D.C. reports that, currently, no talks are occurring.  The lack of progress, per Russell, comes from the uncertain status of Colts quarterback Peyton Manning and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.  Like McNabb, Manning and Brady have one year left on their contracts.  Both Manning and Brady could be in line for deals that set a new bar for the quarterback market.

Though McNabb isn’t at their same level, the extent to which they raise the ceiling on quarterback deals will trickle down to the second tier, and so on.

If the Redskins want to wait, it’s likely coming from the fact that McNabb has asked for too much in preliminary discussions.  If McNabb wants to wait, it’s likely coming from the fact that the Redskins have offered too little.

Either way, delay introduces potentially significant risk into the equation, for both sides.  If McNabb has a big year, his leverage goes up.  If he struggles, his leverage drops.

Regardless of how it all plays out, the chance of a one-and-done career in D.C. for McNabb will persist until he signs a new contract.

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31 Responses to “McNabb extension delay could be tied to Manning, Brady deals”
  1. FBGeek77 says: Jul 2, 2010 7:56 AM

    “If the Redskins want to wait, it’s likely coming from the fact that McNabb has asked for too much in preliminary discussions. If McNabb wants to wait, it’s likely coming from the fact that the Redskins have offered too little.”
    That’s some hard-hitting journalism right there, Mikey. Woodward and Bernstein got nothing on you.

  2. Chapnasty2 says: Jul 2, 2010 8:05 AM

    I understand the trickle down effect of Manning and Brady but does it trickle down that far?

  3. ShootahCowboy says: Jul 2, 2010 8:07 AM

    Sorry, but this is the ONLY way you could tie McNabb to Brady and Manning…

  4. The Real Shuxion says: Jul 2, 2010 8:08 AM

    McNabb doesn’t deserve anywhere near what Brady and especially Manning are making.
    Though a very good QB he is not at the same level as Manning, Brady, or Brees.

  5. lurch's nyquil says: Jul 2, 2010 8:16 AM

    Relax….. it will get done.

  6. EverybodyGotAIDS says: Jul 2, 2010 8:21 AM

    I can understand this. If you think you can get 65 or 70% of a Brady/Manning type deal, I think you wait it out if you think those deals could be in the 19-20mil/year range. I think the dollars per year is probably decently established (both are likely to be between 17 and 20 mil per year), but the guaranteed dollars are probably what he’s really waiting for. Is it 30% guaranteed? 50%? 70%?

  7. penguininbondage says: Jul 2, 2010 8:23 AM

    So he thinks he should get a deal compared to two QB’s that have won Superbowls?
    And when he gets hurt this year his value plummets.

  8. 49erFanLivingInDallas says: Jul 2, 2010 8:23 AM

    he’ll get a five year deal, something in the neighborhood of 18 million guaranteed.

  9. Chop Block Murphy says: Jul 2, 2010 8:27 AM

    I kinda figured it’s tied to McNabb wanting to get the hell away from the Redskins the first chance he gets.

  10. BeerRun says: Jul 2, 2010 8:38 AM

    I think McNabb is holding off and might not really want an extension. He loves Arizona and he might be waiting to see Matty Leinart fall short.
    McNabb could step into a much better situation in the state where he holds all of his off season training.

  11. mad555 says: Jul 2, 2010 8:39 AM

    I’m sorry but we’re talking about the redskins here. There is no correlation of giving a player a big contract and then cutting them the next year because they just realize they should not have traded for or signed, (insert name here) big name player. All you can do is sit back and watch the real life sitcom that is the Racist skins.

  12. efangule says: Jul 2, 2010 9:12 AM

    Chris Russell is a douche.. I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him. And since he is like 700lbs, it wouldn’t be that far.

  13. spudz says: Jul 2, 2010 9:16 AM

    Putting McNabb’s name in the same sentence as Manning and Brady’s is laughable….
    I dont think a Manning or Brady deal will trickle down quite that far!

  14. TheToolofTools says: Jul 2, 2010 9:22 AM

    dis boi ain’t got no ring !
    it’s all about da bling bro !
    dare be a reason pdelph let him walk down da road.

  15. Zane says: Jul 2, 2010 9:25 AM

    Forget Manning, Brady, Brees & the like…. we need to know more about what’s going on with Tim Hightower.

  16. JJ Nukes says: Jul 2, 2010 9:33 AM

    With basketball free agency taking up all of the press, you are really digging here for a story Florio, aren’t you..
    NFC East Next season:
    Dallas: 11-5
    Giants: 10-6
    Redskins: 8-8
    Eagles : 7-9

  17. ShootahCowboy says: Jul 2, 2010 9:43 AM

    By the way, isn’t McNabb a little too young for “Danny Boy” to overpay for him?

  18. PCinOz says: Jul 2, 2010 9:45 AM

    McNabb’s contract could not be restructured until July at the earliest anyway, because he restructured it in June last year with the Eagles. The CBA states there needs to be a full 12 months between contract restructures/changes.

  19. Sociofan says: Jul 2, 2010 9:51 AM

    As much as we disparage the Danny, it can never be said that he is cheap when it comes to paying players. There is also the need to have a sense of where the CBA is going to go. You don’t want to structure a contract that hamstrings you a few years down the road. If ANYBODY knows that pain it is the Redskins. This could be yet another sign of the new leaf turning over.

  20. PCinOz says: Jul 2, 2010 9:51 AM

    McNabb’s contract could not be restructured until July at the earliest anyway, because he restructured it in June last year with the Eagles. The CBA states there needs to be a full 12 months between contract restructures/changes.

  21. GRpatriot says: Jul 2, 2010 9:52 AM

    Right now this is a game of chicken. Who blinks first will determine the next few years af the NFL.
    The Players Asso. needs to be realistic with their demands. The economy is well, in shambles. Brady and Manning will deserve max contracts.
    Tom being a union rep. hopefully doesn’t effect his perception of reality! That being said, Brady deserves the biggest contract. He has the rings and records. He’s been very loyal to the Krafts and the Patriots taking less in the past for the teams sake. It’s his turn to get paid and should get a 5, 6 year deal.100-120 mil. Retire as a Patriot, a best case scenerio.
    Manning is in that elite catagory, but more for individual accolades 4 MVP’s, total yds and 1 SB..
    Polian will keep him and try to continue to turnover the roster with draft picks. However, you know what you’re going to get with both players. Smart, accurate and overall winners.
    Donovan is not worth Brady, Manning contracts. He’s been close but, not able to close the deal. He’s had several chances and yet to prove he can close it out!
    The first thing the Players Asso. needs to realize is you can’t give Rookies outragious amounts of money, that have never taken an snap in the NFL. Any business would go under paying employees like that! It’s assinine. You’re paying for potentail that 50% of the time that is never realized. Pay the veterans first. Set a fair Rookie scale. 1st round 4 year deals at 3 mil. a year. 2nd round 2 mil. annually etc… Keep the middle class strong. Was Jamarcuss worth 40 mil..ouch! The NFL is a business and depending on the union could be strong or go under? As a fan I hope that can reach a win, win for both sides! Why are guys that have 4 years left on their contract want to renogotiate? Pay your dues. Rookies holding out after 1 year of their contract? WTF?

  22. PackFansLikeSheep says: Jul 2, 2010 10:39 AM

    He hasn’t signed cause he wants to play for the Vikings next season. He and Childress already have it worked out.

  23. IndianScalper says: Jul 2, 2010 10:39 AM

    @ GR Patriot
    Well said, I have been telling all my friends this for years. These rookies come in and expect to be paid Millions of $$$$, it’s ridiculous. If the NFL wants to succeed in the future they definitely need to regulate how much money goes to Rookies!( who have even stepped foot on the field) let only got hit by Ray Lewis at 100mph!
    How bout them Cowboys!!!!

  24. AlphaQ2 says: Jul 2, 2010 10:47 AM

    JJ Nukes says
    Dallas: 11-5
    Giants: 10-6
    Redskins: 8-8
    Eagles : 7-9
    —————————
    As much as I would love to see the Skins do better, the schedule is brutal this year. Maybe the Skins and Giants can flip flop, but Nukes’ prediction looks pretty accurate to me.

  25. Bwa Ha Ha says: Jul 2, 2010 11:16 AM

    Woe unto you if he gets his feelins hurt

  26. mandracchia says: Jul 2, 2010 11:44 AM

    McNabb better sign now before the skins really see what he brings to the table.
    Kolb will bring to the Eagles what McNabb could not. That is the short game, the slant pass for 5 yards that turns into the 20 or more. Our defense is getting younger and faster. Romo and Manning can’t handle the pressure they can’t throw if they get sacked. Kolb gets us 11 wins
    Gus

  27. SomeFans says: Jul 2, 2010 12:25 PM

    Brady deserves the biggest contract. He has the rings and records?” (more like record)
    ———————————————
    Spoken like the true homer you are. Shady Brady’s head is not into the game anymore and his play has slipped. Peyton is the better QB and without the *** he would have as many of more SB’s. No one respects the cheaters. Remember ***

  28. ILoveThisGame says: Jul 2, 2010 12:44 PM

    McNabb is not even in the same league as Brady of P Manning.

  29. tonytroese says: Jul 2, 2010 12:51 PM

    Don’t worry, ole danny boy will make sure that mcnabb gets paid well above market value

  30. Skins Fan in Illinois says: Jul 2, 2010 12:57 PM

    Chop Block Murphy says:
    July 2, 2010 8:27 AM
    I kinda figured it’s tied to McNabb wanting to get the hell away from the Redskins the first chance he gets.
    /////////////////////////////////////////
    Hey Murph, were you born knowing everything, or did you learn a little bit at a time as you went along?

  31. HC says: Jul 3, 2010 11:39 AM

    Manning and Brady aren’t going to get new deals until there’s a new CBA. Teams are going to want to know what the new cap is before they commit to a very large longterm contract. If they guess wrong they could immediately go from championship contender to missing the playoffs or worse due to being in cap hell.
    Another thing to consider is that there may be no football in 2011. Owners are not going to be eager to give away a huge signing bonus, and then have no games being played next year.
    The players and their agents are looking for contracts based on what could have been expected with last year’s salary cap. The owners know they are going to force that cap to be scaled back. If they give in to what the players want, they’ll overpay and be forced to cut other players under the new cap. If they offer a salary based on what they expect the new cap to be, the players and their agent will feel insulted by what they perceive to be an unreasonable offer.
    Bottom line is that it makes more sense for the owners to wait to get these big money deals done, so if McNabb is waiting to see what Brady and Manning get, he’s probably going to be waiting till next year.

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