Though it could be done at any moment, the trade that would send quarterback Donovan McNabb from the Redskins to the Vikings has not yet happened.
Moments before today’s PFT Live went live, I was told by a source with knowledge of the situation that the report claiming a deal was done pending the unruffling of McNabb’s feathers was incorrect, and that a deal had still not been reached on McNabb’s wages for 2011, and possibly beyond.
If it’s true, however, that McNabb doesn’t like the fact that he’s being traded for the proverbial bowl of soup and that he won’t be getting the kind of salary befitting an elite quarterback, then the Vikings should position themselves in the opposite direction and run away, quickly.
Indeed, if McNabb already is moping about actual or perceived indignities, it will be a long, long season.
But if it’s instead true that a deal truly hasn’t been done, and if McNabb genuinely wants to attempt to pursue that elusive Super Bowl win (which could cement candidacy for Canton), maybe this could work.
Either way, we’re told that the Vikings are the team that McNabb has targeted since learning that the Eagles were ready to move on. Even without former Eagles offensive coordinator Brad Childress there to help McNabb make the transition, Minnesota is where McNabb wants to be.
So let’s see if they get it done. It’s not as if all involved parties have many viable alternatives.