The Redskins desperately want to get something of value for quarterback Donovan McNabb. The Vikings desperately need a veteran quarterback. From that mutual desperation could arise a transaction between the two teams.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Vikings are “one of a few teams” that have talked with the Redskins about McNabb.
Any trade would require McNabb to restructure a contract that is scheduled to pay him $12.5 million in 2011.
McNabb previously had been linked to the Vikings, when his former offensive coordinator in Philly, Brad Childress, was the head coach in Minnesota.
And now comes the part where we express skepticism. With Schefter and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan having written a book together, it wouldn’t be all that unreasonable to wonder whether Shanahan leaked this one to Schefter in the hopes of scaring up a trade market when one otherwise doesn’t exist.