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McNabb had deal on table since October

Josina Anderson of Showtime’s Inside the NFL got the ball rolling on Friday, yet we’re still somewhat in shock over the Donovan McNabb extension.

The timing of the move is undoubtedly odd and there are still many questions to be answered, but a few details are starting to emerge.

The Redskins officially confirmed the extension Monday night, but didn’t comment.  Adam Schefter of ESPN said that no negotiations took place Monday.  In fact, the parameters of the contract were in place since October.  Anderson writes that the guaranteed money was the last hurdle.

“The Redskins made it clear to us [after the benching] that they were definitely behind Donovan and want him to be in Washington,” agent Fletcher Smith told Jason Reid of the Washington Post.  “Obviously, there were a lot of things going on the last couple of weeks, but the team’s belief in Donovan did not change. That was made clear.”

It’s a move that will be popular in the Redskins locker room.  The result of Monday night’s game will decide how popular it is in the rest of Washington D.C.

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13 Responses to “McNabb had deal on table since October”
  1. tatum064 says: Nov 15, 2010 5:26 PM

    This means Shanahan only has so much influence on Snyder, but this is the second player conflict issue on conditioning . (Haynesworth being the first). This never happened in Philly, and it illustrates the relationship factor , and how it ultimately makes a winner instead of an 8-8 team – which Washington is heading for.

  2. joetoronto says: Nov 15, 2010 5:27 PM

    He was obviously too tired to get to the table.

    No big deal.

  3. FinFan68 says: Nov 15, 2010 5:30 PM

    Sounds like they made an offer and McNabb wouldn’t sign it for whatever reason…until they benched him and made all those ridiculous excuses. That probably made McNabb sign it so he could get something for his time.

  4. bangithard says: Nov 15, 2010 5:32 PM

    what is the escalator on Favre’s contract now that this is signed?

  5. brasho says: Nov 15, 2010 5:41 PM

    Of course the move is popular in the Redskins locker room, it shows that management is still willing to overspend on aging underperforming players. The move is probably popular all around the league amongst aging veterans… and of course the Eagles are happiest of all. What will he be? 39 when he contract expires?

  6. mataug says: Nov 15, 2010 5:41 PM

    “The Redskins officially confirmed the extension Monday night”

    huh!
    I’m in Northern Virginia and I’m pretty sure it is around 5:30pm in the evening here

  7. richm2256 says: Nov 15, 2010 5:51 PM

    I am still bewildered how a team that just benched this guy two weeks ago suddenly decides he’s worth 40 mil guaranteed over three years … at what, 34 years of age?

    Clearly Dan Snyder needs psychiatric help.

    How does a guy who basically sucks keep getting teams to throw money at him?

  8. efangule says: Nov 15, 2010 7:08 PM

    tatum064 says:
    Nov 15, 2010 5:26 PM
    This means Shanahan only has so much influence on Snyder, but this is the second player conflict issue on conditioning . (Haynesworth being the first). This never happened in Philly, and it illustrates the relationship factor , and how it ultimately makes a winner instead of an 8-8 team – which Washington is heading for.

    You obviously don’t follow the redskins. Snyder has nothing to do with the team anymore. All he does is fleece the fans for $8 a beer and sign the checks for the players Bruce Allen signs.

    As soon as you simpletons who think you know everything about football realize this, you’ll sound less like an idiot when posting on this site.

  9. madmike66 says: Nov 15, 2010 7:45 PM

    efangule should stop drinking the Skins koolaid before ripping on other posters. If you bought into that tall tale about Snyder not having anything to do with the team, you sound the idiot. Just like every other Skins fan around here, who magically forgot how Snyder treats the fan base and the past seasons of futility and the idiotic coaching moves since he bought the team, forgot it all when he hired Shanny. What a bunch of rubes, you get the team you deserve.

  10. joepags says: Nov 15, 2010 7:47 PM

    it never happened in philly cause big red covered for 5’s lack of running a 2 min O. if he hasnt learned to do it in the 11 years in philly, hes not gonna learn it now.

  11. DC Sports Radio says: Nov 15, 2010 8:27 PM

    Snyder gives budgets, but makes no decisions over football operations!

  12. boysroll says: Nov 15, 2010 11:22 PM

    great move 4skins….another load of $$$ to hit that cap for a piece of crap player. this org is so dysfunctional and am enjoying every fing minute of this embarassment…seriously? how did this HS team win a game this year?

    HAIL SUCKASS!!!!!!!!

  13. cleverbob says: Nov 16, 2010 8:03 AM

    McNabb was smart to sign on the dotted line before the game…

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