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Despite lack of contract talks, team says McNabb will be a Redskin "for years"

The Washington Redskins traded for quarterback Donovan McNabb without extending his contract, which expires after the coming season.

To date, no progress has been made regarding an extension.  It previously has been reported that McNabb wants to see what Peyton Manning and Tom Brady get before working out a new deal.  (Though McNabb won’t get the same amount, those contracts will help set the ceiling.)

Recently, Redskins G.M. Bruce Allen confirmed that serious negotiations have yet to commence.  That said, Allen said he anticipates that McNabb will remain with the Redskins over the long haul.

“We really haven’t started [talks],” Allen told Comcast SportsNet, via Dan Steinberg of D.C. Sports Bog.  “Donovan is so
excited about this new opportunity — the team has embraced him, our
fans clearly have embraced him.  We’ll have plenty of time to get
something done with him. We see him as part of our future.  We would not
have made the trade unless we see it that way, and he knows it.

“He’s a mature player who knows that he’s gonna be paid well, but
there’ll be a right time.  We made a great investment in trading for him
and we like the guy, we really like him as a leader on this team, and
the players have really accepted him.  And we think he’s gonna be a great
Redskin for years to come.”

Whether McNabb agrees remains to be seen.  After one year with the organization, McNabb could feel the same way that Albert Haynesworth feels after one year with the organization.  Unless the Redskins are willing to use the franchise tag to keep a quarterback who doesn’t want to stay, McNabb could still be one and done in D.C.

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21 Responses to “Despite lack of contract talks, team says McNabb will be a Redskin "for years"”
  1. Mike says: Jul 24, 2010 9:06 AM

    Yeah right

  2. penguininbondage says: Jul 24, 2010 9:12 AM

    In other words: If they don’t get deep into the playoffs, it’s one and done.

  3. researchALLwars says: Jul 24, 2010 9:20 AM

    holy crap Mike- did you get this article proofread by Rosenthal?

  4. Chiefs2010 says: Jul 24, 2010 9:22 AM

    Dude can’t win the big games (remember the image of him dancing at Texas Stadium prior to their ass kicking last year), has no offensive line, and 3 geriatric running backs..
    The only solid component for the Skins’ is the D-line and linebackers.. the rest of the team is mediocre to poor at best..

  5. Mattyk says: Jul 24, 2010 10:05 AM

    Lame. You just can’t compare Haynesworth’s situation to McNabb.

  6. GRpatriot says: Jul 24, 2010 10:14 AM

    Shanahan is running the show. Things will be differint in Washington. Shanahan knows how to win.

  7. GRpatriot says: Jul 24, 2010 10:27 AM

    To date, no progress has been made regarding an extension. It previously has been reported that McNabb wants to see what Peyton Manning and Tom Brady get before working out a new deal. (Though McNabb won’t get the same amount, those contracts will help set the ceiling.)
    Funny, McNabb thinks the Patriots will resign Brady?

  8. Hap says: Jul 24, 2010 11:15 AM

    So, they think DM will be around long enough to retire a RedSkinned? pff-pff-BWAH haha !

  9. onlymyopinionmatters says: Jul 24, 2010 1:27 PM

    team says McNabb will be a Redskin “for years”
    *****************************
    That’s not good news for ‘Skin fans. My condolences to each and every Redskin fan………. all 13 of you.

  10. poonhok says: Jul 24, 2010 1:32 PM

    Can’t wait to see the Skins beat the sh!! out of the Eagles….

  11. Brownwood26 says: Jul 24, 2010 1:45 PM

    Wow Florio…McNabb says he wants to be in D.C., the Redskins organization says they want him there long term and you think “after one year with the organization, McNabb could feel the same way that Albert Haynesworth feels after one year with the organization”? C’mon son…you’re better than this.
    And I love the idiots who say “McNabb can’t win the big one”. Nothing like piling on the guy who carries his team to the brink of a title five times with little to no help and letting the clowns responsible (Reid and the Eagles front office) off the hook. Funny thing is, before Shanahan came along, they said the same thing about Elway. And we know how that story ended…

  12. dldavidlong says: Jul 24, 2010 3:07 PM

    what happens when mcnabb gets hurt and is out for the season?

  13. CKL says: Jul 24, 2010 3:21 PM

    I wonder how “mature” Allen will think DM is after DM and his parents start their typical passive aggressive BS and Allen gets to see it first hand?

  14. rickvaldez says: Jul 24, 2010 3:57 PM

    Chiefs2010 says:
    July 24, 2010 9:22 AM
    Dude can’t win the big games (remember the image of him dancing at Texas Stadium prior to their ass kicking last year), has no offensive line, and 3 geriatric running backs..
    The only solid component for the Skins’ is the D-line and linebackers.. the rest of the team is mediocre to poor at best..
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    A old as you say mediocre to poor team Is still better than the Chiefs

  15. The WIZ says: Jul 24, 2010 4:23 PM

    He better hope the D carries the team like it did in Philly. Lol at the final choke he exhibits annually.

  16. SkinsFanInNebraska says: Jul 24, 2010 4:25 PM

    I really don’t understand why people are still saying the Skins have no O-line. Seems to me that the team has made quite a bit of progress on that front.
    Guess we’ll see.

  17. Panda_Claus says: Jul 24, 2010 4:55 PM

    Yeah technically anyone that shows up to a new team with only a year remaining on their contract could be “one and done.”
    On a related note, Peyton Manning could be “thirteen and done” while Tom Brady could be “eleven and done.” I think Florio’s taking the speculation just a bit far.

  18. JackBurden says: Jul 24, 2010 6:38 PM

    Is it too early to predict McNubb takes Skins to 3-7 record, gets hurt and Jeff Garcia signs and takes them to playoffs and first round pounding?

  19. numberfour says: Jul 24, 2010 6:54 PM

    the first few times the philly defense did it for them, not mcnabb.

  20. sasquash69 says: Jul 25, 2010 2:39 AM

    I hope so. McNabb will help keep the skins from winning anything for a few years atleast. Maybe once they realize he sucks it will be too late for Shanahan and he will get fired. Prove that both are frauds.

  21. MagicMan407 says: Jul 26, 2010 5:33 PM

    Yeah, the Redskins all mediocre or worse. Chris Cooley sucks, Fred Davis a one year wonder. Clinton Portis injured even though anytime not injured rushes for over 1300 yards, but hes done. The offensive line is horrible with all thier offseason moves. Yeah no improvement at all. Dont take into account the coaching staff future HOF head coach and offensive cordinator that the past two years made the Texans the #1 passing team in NFL. Oh also forget Shaub looked like Campbell before Shanahan got thier either. None of that matters since they are coaching the Redskins now. They will be forgotten.

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