On Friday, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said that a decision as to the future of quarterback Donovan McNabb will be made after the 2011 draft.
According to McNabb’s agent (via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News), Fletcher Smith, the Redskins will either trade or release McNabb at that time.
We think there’s a chance that McNabb will be traded during the draft, if the labor situation is resolved by then. If it isn’t, and if a lockout has been imposed, no trades of current players will be permitted.
Then again, the Redskins won’t be able to trade or release McNabb after the draft, either, if the league has shut down operations. So if McNabb isn’t cut by March 4, he won’t be traded or released until the labor situation is resolved.
Either way, the Redskins won’t be paying him $12.5 million to sit on the bench in 2011. Eventually, he’ll be gone. The only unknowns at this point are the time and the method.