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McNabb deal still not done

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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.

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77 Responses to “McNabb deal still not done”
  1. chipwade says: Jul 27, 2011 3:53 PM

    Seahawks don’t sign Leinart, Cut Whiteworst, and make the same trade for McNabb but offer a little bit more money. Making Jackson the backup.

    I wish, I wish, I wish

  2. donterrelli says: Jul 27, 2011 3:54 PM

    Hey, the Redskins need a veteran QB!

    Oh wait.

  3. FinFan68 says: Jul 27, 2011 3:54 PM

    Indeed, if McNabb already is moping about actual or perceived indignities, it will be a long, long season.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Just go ahead and chalk that one up.

  4. weswelkerspornstash says: Jul 27, 2011 3:54 PM

    Let him sit at home and make nothing. I wasn’t the first picked either. Suck it up and don’t be a jacka**

  5. eaglesfootballfan says: Jul 27, 2011 3:54 PM

    At least McNabb will have Adrian Peterson in Minnesota. A legit running game.

  6. fever34 says: Jul 27, 2011 3:56 PM

    I hope he agrees to it cause honestly Ponder is not ready to start yet

  7. seabreezes51 says: Jul 27, 2011 3:56 PM

    McNabb has very complex feathers

  8. sdchicken says: Jul 27, 2011 3:57 PM

    Remember when Kurt Warner left the Giants and was “washed up?” I hope Donovan lights it up with the vikings!

  9. skoobyfl says: Jul 27, 2011 3:58 PM

    Beyond means that Donovan expects to play for more than 2 years, which I don’t see happening.

  10. claymath52 says: Jul 27, 2011 3:58 PM

    The way the Vikings have handled trying to acquire McNabb would rival the thought process and decision making strategies of the one and only David Khan. Alienate until you have a deal!

  11. stonedolphin89 says: Jul 27, 2011 3:58 PM

    Good luck Donovan. You’ve done a great job of keeping your mouth shut all these years when you’ve been given a raw deal. Don’t mess up your last chance at a ring just because you’re set to make less money. You’ve already made plenty.

  12. baddegg says: Jul 27, 2011 3:58 PM

    Why not post again when it *is* done?

  13. canadianvikingfaniii says: Jul 27, 2011 3:59 PM

    We don’t need anymore above the team characters.

  14. JackLeone says: Jul 27, 2011 4:00 PM

    McNabb, you get to play w/ AP. How does that sound???

  15. claymath52 says: Jul 27, 2011 4:00 PM

    I like how you said Super Bowl and Canton when speaking about the Vikings and McNabb… lol

  16. dcbassguy says: Jul 27, 2011 4:00 PM

    There will be no ring for McNabb in any city he ends up in, but he has to realize and understand that Minnesota is his best option to move on. Sign a 1 year deal, and see what happens. If he is worth what he thinks he is, then he can go after it next year if he can prove he can win/produce while not in Philly.

    I don’t believe all his success in Phi was teh system or the coaching, but I feel it may have been more than half of it. He looked lost and confused in DC. That offense can’t be overly confusing if Grossman runs it.

  17. showtime12 says: Jul 27, 2011 4:01 PM

    McNabb’s new number in Minnesota will be 11 because his career is starting to mirror Duante Culpepper’s. If he doesn’t like the deal to the Vikings, will he become his own agent, too, and be out of the league? Both men have talent.

  18. realdeal12 says: Jul 27, 2011 4:02 PM

    He should be happy anyone wants him. Mcnoob is not an elite QB hate to break the news. He chokes and he has done squat in the past couple of seasons. I have never understood why everyone thinks so highly of him. Do you think Philly would have let him go to a division rival if they thought he still had it??

  19. scoboscobs says: Jul 27, 2011 4:03 PM

    The problem is that McNabb stated he wanted to be a Viking back when Childress was coach AND when the Vikings were legitimate contenders. Childress is now gone and, while the Vikings still have a shot to be good, they’re not nearly the same team they were perceived to be at the beginning of the 2010 season.

  20. carlgerbschmidt says: Jul 27, 2011 4:03 PM

    I like it. They get a stopgap QB who actually knows how to run a west coast offense.. except they don’t run the west coast offense anymore. It’s like the keystone cops are running Winterpark.

  21. spurt44 says: Jul 27, 2011 4:05 PM

    Chasing a Super Bowl ring in Minnesota?Seriously??? That must have been meant as a joke, right?

  22. eagleempire says: Jul 27, 2011 4:05 PM

    Stop Crying Donovan….You Big Baby!

  23. war27 says: Jul 27, 2011 4:05 PM

    If the vikes really went aftet Thigpen you know they are just looking for a vet to be the opening day starter and maybe play half the year while grooming Ponder.

    This isn’t going to end well and McNabb will have some excuse why.

  24. akismet-b10add2fb457fef24ddc6cd2cbc3c80c says: Jul 27, 2011 4:06 PM

    Heard the Vikings asked him to wear wrist bands with the words “left” and “right” on them.

  25. beedubyatoo says: Jul 27, 2011 4:07 PM

    fever34 says:

    I hope he agrees to it cause honestly Ponder is not ready to start yet

    That’s why I hope he doesn’t
    agree to it.

  26. dcsween says: Jul 27, 2011 4:07 PM

    Brees eventually won a Super Bowl after being left for dead in San Diego.

  27. 13xworldchamps says: Jul 27, 2011 4:07 PM

    Vikings you think would have learned from the Favre Saga, Declining older QB that thinks he still has it and wants to be treated as such………..He’s lost his speed and never was accurate. The proverbial Bridesmaid QB with the proverbial Bridesmaid team.

  28. moochzilla says: Jul 27, 2011 4:08 PM

    McNabb will clash with AP, because the latter won’t subordinate himself. Donovan can’t handle playing with teammates who are better than him.

    Look no further than TO.

    Guaranteed – he’ll throw AP under the bus for not being able to catch 80 passes.

  29. blackqbwhiterb says: Jul 27, 2011 4:08 PM

    McNabb’s candidacy for the Hall Of Fame?! Are you nuts???
    He might be considered the 4th or 5th best of his generation, let alone one of the best of all time
    Tom Brady
    Peyton Manning
    Kurt Warner
    Ben Rothlisberger
    but yeah, he’ll get in because he’s BLACK and RUSH LIMBAUGH picked on him, and the NFL is scared to death of Jesse and Al, etc……

  30. blackqbwhiterb says: Jul 27, 2011 4:09 PM

    Anyhow, I hope Minn. takes him and he gets the hell outta DC where he never shoulda been

  31. mountcody says: Jul 27, 2011 4:09 PM

    what a joke. this guy thinks he is peyton manning when in reality he is a scrub backup at best. get off his nards just because he doenst speak up in public doenst mean he is a positive lockerroom influence, a leader, or a talented quarterback. Hes been given countless opportunties to get his ring and he has choked each time. Adrian Peterson should be begging them not to bring this guy in and if they do he might has well walk when his deal is up. Maybe he should throw up and cry some more because he obviously cant appreciate that at least a franchise wants this his noob arm and mediocre speed on their team. retire already donovan your on roy williams level in terms of popularity as is.

  32. mrbigass says: Jul 27, 2011 4:10 PM

    They tried to have him read the new contract on an armband but he refused……

  33. netherscourge says: Jul 27, 2011 4:11 PM

    McNabb needs to give up acting like a sissy girl for once.

    Instead of MOPING about being only worth two 6-rounders, make the Redskins PAY for giving him up for two 6-rounders.

    YOU CAN ACT LIKE MAN!!

    / godfather slap

  34. Patriot42 says: Jul 27, 2011 4:12 PM

    Brett Farve might comeback and play one more year.

  35. thephantomstranger says: Jul 27, 2011 4:12 PM

    claymath52 says:
    Jul 27, 2011 3:58 PM
    The way the Vikings have handled trying to acquire McNabb would rival the thought process and decision making strategies of the one and only David Khan. Alienate until you have a deal!
    _______________

    Great take from someone with no information about how this has gone down.

  36. vikes787 says: Jul 27, 2011 4:14 PM

    Why are we trading for this head case when we can get one for free? Vince Young. Got better tools than McNothing at this point.

  37. lenmad3 says: Jul 27, 2011 4:15 PM

    “and if McNabb genuinely wants to attempt to pursue that elusive Super Bowl win (which could cement candidacy for Canton), maybe this could work.” —————————————————

    Super Bowl, w/ Vikings?? … LMFAO!!

  38. capslockkey says: Jul 27, 2011 4:15 PM

    McNabb needs to nut-up and happily take a new deal. This is probably his last chance to make a mark on his legacy. Minnesota has as good of offensive weapons as anyone in the league if they can convince Rice to come back.

    As it appears right now, the Vikings may just be replacing one old drama queen with another.

  39. vikes787 says: Jul 27, 2011 4:16 PM

    Childress to help? Funnier words were never spoken. (written)

  40. awdlmd says: Jul 27, 2011 4:18 PM

    Haven’t they been down the aging, oversensitive, interception prone gunslinger route already quite recently?

  41. fargovikesfan says: Jul 27, 2011 4:18 PM

    if this isn’t done by 5:00 (central) today, the Vikes should just walk away. Bulger and Gradkowski are still sitting out there, and both would come with alot less drama than McNabb. Either of those guys would be more than serviceable, and capable of winning some games until Ponder is ready. I’ve hated the idea of this trade from day one, and hating it more all the time.

  42. profootballwalk says: Jul 27, 2011 4:19 PM

    McNabb will get to Canton with a bus ticket.

  43. drstrangelust says: Jul 27, 2011 4:23 PM

    You bunch of rubes! All of this is just conjecture, speculation and opinion! But you all act like McNabb or the Vikes have said everything. Dont believe all that you read! smh

  44. fwippel says: Jul 27, 2011 4:23 PM

    As a Viking fan, this is VERY good news. The last thing this team needs is another prima donna QB.

    McNabb is not an elite QB, and after the season he had last year, for him to expect to be paid like an elite QB is delusional.

    This reminds me of Daunte Culpepper demanding to be paid $10 million per year in 2006, coming off a season-ending knee inury, and turning the ball over 15 times in the six games he played in during 2005. Culpepper got laughed at by the front-office, and run out of town. McNabb should get the same treatment if he’s acting the same way.

  45. shadowgm1 says: Jul 27, 2011 4:24 PM

    “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.”

    Not where he appears to be going. There’s no chance a QB that has been traded each of the last two seasons makes any hay in the new graveyard of the NFL. No one is even sure they’ll be in Minnesota for long. As long as Wilf is the owner, these guys won’t contend – even if fortune smiles on them and they “luck” their way into another NFC Championship. Jerking Ponder around like this isn’t the way to start him on the right path either. What an absolute mess.

  46. offsideburns says: Jul 27, 2011 4:26 PM

    McNabb will get the Vikes 10 wins, VY gets them 7.

  47. rkjacobson says: Jul 27, 2011 4:26 PM

    I hope he comes to Minnesota so we can all see the death match between him and Kluwe for the #5!!!

    Go get ‘em ‘Guitar Hero’!

  48. thephantomstranger says: Jul 27, 2011 4:27 PM

    Could we just get Marc Bulger? He was connected to every team in the league during the lockout, now you can’t find him with a searchlight. Is he retiring or what?

  49. bradshawlives says: Jul 27, 2011 4:28 PM

    “which could cement candidacy for Canton”

    You’re being sarcastic, right?

  50. jbcommonsense says: Jul 27, 2011 4:28 PM

    McNabb would be a fool to turn this down. If he wants $$$, the offers are not going to be better elsewhere. If he wants a SB ring and redemption Minnesota has the talent and potential to get that [see Favre].

  51. fringetastic says: Jul 27, 2011 4:32 PM

    Why hasn’t Arizona shown any interest in McNabb and vice versa? Doesn’t he live in Phoenix?

  52. humb0lt says: Jul 27, 2011 4:32 PM

    Just when we started giving thanks for never having to read another annoying story about Brett Favre, McNabb steps up and fills the shoes as the player nobody wants to read about anymore.

  53. duece5 says: Jul 27, 2011 4:38 PM

    13xworldchamps says:
    Jul 27, 2011 4:07 PM
    Vikings you think would have learned from the Favre Saga, Declining older QB that thinks he still has it and wants to be treated as such………..He’s lost his speed and never was accurate. The proverbial Bridesmaid QB with the proverbial Bridesmaid team.

    duece5 says:

    Hey 2time super bowl champs IN THE MODERN ERA boy:

    Favre kicked your ass the first 2 times you played, and played pretty well the 3rd time, only to get effed on the Shiancoe TD, that the NFL admittedly said was a mistake……so slow down on your “expert” analysis little child. Now,
    have mommy read your bedtime story, mr. 48 year old little man!!

  54. dogsweat1 says: Jul 27, 2011 4:39 PM

    Viking FA Wish List:

    Jim Sorgi

    Tony Richardson

    Terrell Owens

    Packer Fans approve of this…

  55. vetdana says: Jul 27, 2011 4:41 PM

    ” The proof is in the pudding “, and Mcnabb has not shown much in the last couple of years.NOBODY is going to pay him as an elite OB.He should take a one year contract and see if he is good enough to go forward.One more bad year and he is looking at retirement.Teams are not standing in line to sign Donovan.

  56. rajbais says: Jul 27, 2011 4:41 PM

    Woosy!!! Woosy!!!

    Geez, I’m the only non-Philadelphian to be proud of the Philadelphia fanbase for hating him!!!

    He is no fighter and got coddled too much by the corrupt national media!!! They coddled him because his phony personality grew on to them and that’s sick!!! Now the media and Eagles’ management coddling of McNabb is biting him in the ass because he likes the attention and is unwilling to reverse the good guy image; thus he is remaining a woos!!!

  57. jackfnburton says: Jul 27, 2011 4:52 PM

    Better quit whining, Donovan. Yes you’re my boy, and yes the Shanahans didn’t treat you right. But you also had a 58% completion rate and more INTs than touchdowns last year. Would YOU want you? Minnesota could be your last shot at a title. Take it while it’s there, son. Take it.

  58. rodgerthat says: Jul 27, 2011 4:56 PM

    and if McNabb genuinely wants to attempt to pursue that elusive Super Bowl win (which could cement candidacy for Canton), maybe this could work.
    —————————————————-
    I thought this article said he was trying to get traded to Minnesota…..blah hahahahaha!

  59. c1d7 says: Jul 27, 2011 5:00 PM

    Packer fans I forgot did you guys win a super bowl last year I dont know if you told us yet?

  60. carlgerbschmidt says: Jul 27, 2011 5:07 PM

    c1d7 says:
    Jul 27, 2011 5:00 PM
    Packer fans I forgot did you guys win a super bowl last year I dont know if you told us yet?

    _________

    Yes, it was our 4th Super Bowl win. How many have you won?

  61. smoothjimmyapollo says: Jul 27, 2011 5:15 PM

    Favre kicked your ass the first 2 times you played, and played pretty well the 3rd time, only to get effed on the Shiancoe TD, that the NFL admittedly said was a mistake……so slow down on your “expert” analysis little child. Now, have mommy read your bedtime story, mr. 48 year old little man!!

    I’ll give you the first two games, but in the first game last year Favre was 16 of 29, for 212 with 1 TD and 3 INTs. Cry about the officials all you want, but Favre’s play was the reason they lost that game.

    Plus, you gotta love the “but, but, but if Shiancoe’s TD (sniffle) counted, then the Vikings win (sniffle) and turn their season around (sniffle), and the Packers miss the playoffs” stuff still coming out of Viking fans. With all this whining and crying, McNabb should be quite popular.

    They always fail to mention that there were like 5 minutes left in the second quarter, or that they had three more plays to pick up a first down or TD, or that you have to subtract the field goal that they got instead which would leave the score tied at 28 at the end of the game. This of course makes the HUGE assumption that every other play was called exactly the same and had the exact same result, like McCarthy and Capers coach entirely off a predetermined script, and they don’t adjust the playcalling to fit the situation.

  62. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Jul 27, 2011 5:16 PM

    dcsween says:Jul 27, 2011 4:07 PM

    Brees eventually won a Super Bowl after being left for dead in San Diego.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Brees was in his 20’s….starting to peak…..little bit of a diff, don’t you think??

  63. rodgerthat says: Jul 27, 2011 5:16 PM

    Hey duece5 what does in the modern era mean, i don’t get that?????? Superbowls are now categorized and skewed by when they were won? If they were won before a date you set in your head….we’ll call it “the modern era” for example they don’t count? When exactly did the modern era begin so i know which superbowls actually really counted….

  64. rodgerthat says: Jul 27, 2011 5:21 PM

    And for what its worth…..favre got them to within one game of the Superbowl so i don’t really think you can compare this move to that move. I don’t think Donovan could be compared to Favre at any point of their careers…..

  65. lundee241 says: Jul 27, 2011 5:25 PM

    What I don’t understand is the Vikes are already over the cap, and now we are going to overpay for a washed up QB, that we may only use for half a season. Figure out your WRs PLEASE

  66. stinkfingers says: Jul 27, 2011 5:25 PM

    Metrodome: Collapses under snow.

    McNabb: Collapses under pressure.

    Perfect fit.

  67. 13xworldchamps says: Jul 27, 2011 5:27 PM

    duece5 says:

    Hey 2time super bowl champs IN THE MODERN ERA boy:

    Favre kicked your ass the first 2 times you played, and played pretty well the 3rd time, only to get effed on the Shiancoe TD, that the NFL admittedly said was a mistake……

    ——————————————————

    Like I said Duece, better to be a 2 time champ in the modern era, than a no champ at all. I never said Favre didn’t play well. I said He screwed up your team

  68. davidis57 says: Jul 27, 2011 5:27 PM

    Bulger retired that leaves Jake and Vince. Grab one of them and let McNabb sit. There are no other teams interested in him.

  69. 25seasonsticketholder says: Jul 27, 2011 5:28 PM

    Ziggy, Rick and leslie wake the f up.

    There aren’t but a handful of fans that support this move.

    Move on, give the job to Ponder and we’ll look further down stream and hope he gets better each game.

    This move is a stadium killer. So when no Special Legislative session is called this year, thats on you for this idiotic move.

  70. flavordave says: Jul 27, 2011 5:28 PM

    The deal has to include his mom as the “Viking”.

  71. claymath52 says: Jul 27, 2011 5:44 PM

    thephantomstranger says:
    Jul 27, 2011 4:12 PM
    claymath52 says:
    Jul 27, 2011 3:58 PM
    The way the Vikings have handled trying to acquire McNabb would rival the thought process and decision making strategies of the one and only David Khan. Alienate until you have a deal!
    _______________

    Great take from someone with no information about how this has gone down.

    _______________________________

    Read the article linked about ruffling feathers. Letting it be known that McNabb was a second option is something only a real dumba ss would do.

    Also If my alias was jimboidiotqueensfan you’d all have thumbs up’d the statement!

  72. c1d7 says: Jul 27, 2011 6:11 PM

    carlgerbschmidt says:
    Jul 27, 2011 5:07 PM
    Yes, it was our 4th Super Bowl win. How many have you won?

    ___________________________________
    I’m sorry did I hurt your feelings? But I won 0 super bowls I didn’t know you were on the field all four times…Oh you must have meant the Green Bay Packers yes thats right they did win 4 Super Bowls your fans have been very eager to let the football nation know any chance they get.

  73. sevensixtwonato says: Jul 27, 2011 6:23 PM

    Yes, it was our 4th Super Bowl win. How many have you won?

    ————————————————–
    “Our”????? What are you on the team?

  74. vikesfansteve says: Jul 27, 2011 6:49 PM

    McNabb is going to play well next year with the Vikings. The Vikings are going to contend.

  75. neisha75 says: Jul 27, 2011 6:59 PM

    It sounds to me that the agent’s feathers are more ruffled than Donovan’s. Nobody’s going to roll out the welcome mat for YOU Fletcher. Just get the deal done and move on!

  76. paulharghis says: Jul 27, 2011 7:42 PM

    carlgerbschmidt says:
    Jul 27, 2011 4:03 PM
    I like it. They get a stopgap QB who actually knows how to run a west coast offense.. except they don’t run the west coast offense anymore. It’s like the keystone cops are running Winterpark.

    =======================
    Uff!!

    From the Star Tribune:

    Naturally, the key question for Musgrave is what style of offense he’ll run with the Vikings. In a conference call with beat reporters Thursday, Musgrave described the system he’ll install as a blend of different ideas and concepts.

    “It will definitely be the Minnesota Vikings system,” he said. “It will have its roots in language, I’m sure, from my history with coach [Mike] Shanahan and most recently from my experience with Mike Mularkey. There will be some language that our guys will recognize right off the bat because it will have some West Coast roots, and it will have some formations and protections that are more along the Pittsburgh Steelers offense, which we ran down here in Atlanta with coach Mularkey.”

    One thing I believe in is minimal verbiage, and we’ll make it very streamlined, we’ll make the formations easy to learn for the guys, because I believe in players playing fast,” he said. “We don’t want them out there thinking what word was used for this or that. I know with the group of coaches that Les has put together we’ll put together a system that is easy for those guys to digest, and they’ll go out and cut it loose.

    Hmmm it sounds to me like he is simplfying it. If McNabb is “so stupid”. this should be right p his alley.

    Jimi: Come on dude, this is the 2nd time I’ve had to call you out. You used to be the expert at researching things.

  77. bobnelsonjr says: Jul 27, 2011 9:28 PM

    Last season the Lions sacked McNabb 6 times and intercepted him.

    Last season the Packers sacked McNabb 5 times and intercepted him.

    The Lions sacked the vikings QB 5 times and intercepted him 3 times.

    The Packers sacked the vikings QB 3 times and intercepted him 4 times.

    The Bears sacked the vikings QB 5 times and intercepted him 6 times.

    No NFL observer can possibly expect McNabb to have success.

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