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Personal issues, not money now holding up McNabb trade

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It appears by all accounts that Donovan McNabb will likely be a Minnesota Viking sooner than later.

The most difficult part of completing the deal is not the trade compensation.  The most logical sticking point was how to handle McNabb’s contract, but ESPN reports that the financial considerations are taken care of.

So why isn’t it a done deal just yet? Apparently McNabb isn’t thrilled with “how the Vikings side of the situation was handled.”

I grudgingly have to give Florio credit here.  [Editor's note:  Kiss my butt, Mr. Marbles.]  He’s been saying all offseason that McNabb may not embrace a situation unless the red carpet is rolled out for him.   The opposite seems to be happening in Minnesota.

It appears via multiple reports that McNabb may have been a backup plan in Minnesota to acquiring Tyler Thigpen.  That could be tough news for McNabb to swallow.  Even Christian Ponder’s ostensibly harmless quotes about competing to start could be viewed by McNabb as a threat when he wants the starting gig.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter compared the situation to all the commotion about the lockout late last week. After emotions subside, he fully expects McNabb to join the Vikings.  Florio wonders via IM (remember, we’re like 12-year-old girls) if someone in the Vikings front office is leaking things to make McNabb think twice because there is disagreement in the organization about taking McNabb on.

We do anticipate McNabb allowing the deal to go through because his best chance for success.

No matter what happens, it’s clear we’ve come a long way from the moment McNabb was welcomed to Washington as a franchise savior.

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  1. toomburger says: Jul 27, 2011 10:39 AM

    Like this deal or not, it makes sense for the Vikings. Ponder is a matter of when not if and McNabb is a good option until Ponder is ready, especially for two 6th round picks. It’s low-risk for the Vikings.

  2. johnjosephyossarian says: Jul 27, 2011 10:39 AM

    I’m surprised Miami isn’t his destination.

  3. captainwisdom8888 says: Jul 27, 2011 10:40 AM

    McNabb was never the type of QB who should’ve been slinging the rock 50 times a game. He is much better off with 25-30 attempts and workhorse RB like Peterson.

  4. goldeelox says: Jul 27, 2011 10:41 AM

    Neither parties have a lot of grounds for negotiation. It’s like a poor John and an ugly prostitute. You can decide which is which.

  5. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 27, 2011 10:42 AM

    McNabb, what are your options at this point? Take a payday and shut up.

  6. Davo says: Jul 27, 2011 10:42 AM

    Maybe they could send Chilly to pick up him up at the airport?

  7. rtl1984 says: Jul 27, 2011 10:42 AM

    I don’t think he’ll have a legendary season, but i think he’ll be solid and consistent as long as that monster of a running back is still behind him.

  8. xstaticonradio says: Jul 27, 2011 10:42 AM

    McNabb= Favre 2.0

  9. deljzc says: Jul 27, 2011 10:42 AM

    McNabb is so full of himself.

    I can’t think of another player in the league who seems as disingenuous as Donavon McNabb. I think he’s been much more a headcase and premadonna that fans realize throughout his career.

  10. goawayeverybody says: Jul 27, 2011 10:43 AM

    With a truly elite running back like Adrian Peterson, McNabb will have a better security blanket than he did in Washington.

  11. toomburger says: Jul 27, 2011 10:43 AM

    no QB should be slinging the rock 50 times. all QB’s are better off with 25-30 attempts.

  12. mrclearview says: Jul 27, 2011 10:43 AM

    Face it Donovan….you are leftovers to Tyler Thigpen now. I think its hilarious myself. Have you ever seen a QB that gets their feelings hurt as often as McNabb?

  13. banditxx says: Jul 27, 2011 10:43 AM

    He should spend more time learning how to do a 2 minute drill then running his mouth.

    He is no spring chicken.

    His time is winding down.

  14. theace18 says: Jul 27, 2011 10:43 AM

    Apparently McNabb isn’t thrilled with “how the Vikings side of the situation was handled.”

    ________________________________

    Apparantly Donovon will have to drive himself from the airport to Winter Park.

  15. fargovikesfan says: Jul 27, 2011 10:44 AM

    He’s probably pissed that Kluwe already has the #5.

    If he has “personal issues” with the deal, fine. We recind the offer. Bulger and Gradkowski are still out there, they can probably do just as well, and they won’t be near the babies about the situation that McNabb is.

  16. tformation says: Jul 27, 2011 10:44 AM

    McNabb whining?

    Really? Donavon McNabb, you say? Not happy with front office treatment?

    Was the white horse a little too off-white for you, Don? WTF?

    Take what you can get, Donny. Geez.

  17. urfinished says: Jul 27, 2011 10:44 AM

    I’ve done my share of defending mcnabb but man it’s getting tough. Stop being scared of competition and expecting people to bow down and show them you have something left. This is the best possible situation if he has anything left and wants to win. If he plays well, he will start all season.
    He’s really coming off as a diva now.

  18. bdawk20 says: Jul 27, 2011 10:44 AM

    I wonder if McNabb’s plane to Minnesota will have fragile written all over it.

  19. hendawg21 says: Jul 27, 2011 10:45 AM

    Boy McNabb sounds a bit girlie here I mean come on man up i’m sure in your athletic career a coach or two has got in your chest…if you are who you think you are then go on to the Vikings and prove it and quit being a whiner…

  20. jaseguy30 says: Jul 27, 2011 10:45 AM

    If this is true, McNabb is even more of a wench than I thought. What have you done, McNabb? A post season stretch here and there? How about last year? Shut the heck up and earn the starting job. You got your no more two a days- and people aren’t even allowed to tackle you in the open field now! So shut up, take your money, and play well for once.

  21. bdickey33 says: Jul 27, 2011 10:46 AM

    Donovan: How about this? Suck it up and prove yourself instead of being a whiny little baby and acting like other teams owe you something. Get your ass in shape and domninate and you’ll be starting for as long as you can do that.

  22. hunst009 says: Jul 27, 2011 10:47 AM

    Haha, love it. The vikings are yet again signing a QB past his prime. Mark my words, this will implode on the Vikings.

    Don’t forget, he was beaten out by Rex Grossman last year (arguably one of the worst QB’s to ever start a superbowl)

  23. dallasfan74 says: Jul 27, 2011 10:47 AM

    McNabb would be foolish not to take this gig..he could really shine with AP in the backfield (as long as McNabb protects those ribs).

  24. disapointeddallasfan says: Jul 27, 2011 10:47 AM

    Cry baby
    It amazes me how fragile this losers ego is. Doesn’t want to compete with a rookie.

    Doesn’t want to wear a wrist band so he can remember the damned plays b/c it might hurt his image.

    Give your head a shake son.

    You are lucky to be wanted at this point. You’re more high maintenance than you’re worth.

    It’s all a very bad example to set for the rookie who will surely take your job soon enough.

    If you can even win it in a straight up competition to begin with.

  25. FinFan68 says: Jul 27, 2011 10:48 AM

    McNabb has acted like a 12 year old girl for quite some time now. His passive aggressive attitude seems to be viewed as leadership by many fans and media. That is anything but leadership. McNabb wants to feel important and wanted and will be in a huff if he doesn’t get it.

    2 6th round picks is too high for McNabb, especially since he would have been cut tomorrow anyway.

    On the bright side, his passes should bounce a little higher off the artificial turf

  26. skoobyfl says: Jul 27, 2011 10:48 AM

    The Bills have Thiggy !!!

  27. hus10188 says: Jul 27, 2011 10:48 AM

    I just knew McNabb would hold up the trade, he has too much ego to be looked at as the proverbial over-the-hill QB being brought in solely to be a fill in guy whilst the future franchise QB waits in the wings.

    McNabb needs to look no further than at Kurt Warner for inspiration, here’s a guy that was supposed to be a stopgap for half a season in Arizona and turned out to have a renaissance almost winning a SB with the Cards and has now cemented his spot in Catnon.

    But McNabb and his over inflated self worth thinks he’s better than that.

  28. carlgerbschmidt says: Jul 27, 2011 10:48 AM

    Any vike fan who tells you he is happy about mcnabby is lying. Look at mcnabb’s stats last year compared to TJack’s career – they are almost identical. So, essentially the vikes cut TJack so they could waste more money and some draft picks on a older, fatter, less fun to be around version of TJack.

  29. vikingdoode says: Jul 27, 2011 10:49 AM

    McNabb your 35 are you seeing the sunset. Get on the horse and collect some cash..

    Super Bowl Homeboi

  30. thevikes85 says: Jul 27, 2011 10:49 AM

    Maybe he’s upset we didn’t send players via a private jet to go talk to him.sigh.so sick of diva qbs,we have never won a superbowl and mcpuke isn’t going to help us achieve that,pointless situation.We are going to get pounded in that division for the next few years anyway i guess might aswell be McNabb taking the hits as opposed to Ponder.

  31. cwmorga says: Jul 27, 2011 10:51 AM

    McNabb was always overrated. He’s lucky he played in Reid’s qb friendly scheme that required him to dump the ball off to Westbrook for most of his career. McNabb went from pro bowler to can’t hit the broad side of a barn as soon as he left Philly. Vick was the exact opposite.

  32. mannyicey says: Jul 27, 2011 10:51 AM

    Non-issue. NFL Network said that it’s done. There’s no attitude here.

  33. semperfi24 says: Jul 27, 2011 10:51 AM

    McNabb is starting to look like a whiner. He isnt going to start in Washington, simple as that. Atleast he is going to a team that wants him to be the starter, for atleast a year or more to groom Ponder. Get over it

  34. mike83ri says: Jul 27, 2011 10:51 AM

    McNabb’s completion percentage should see a nice jump in Minnesota, Percy Harvin is short so his hands are already that much closer to his ankles.

  35. eagleempire says: Jul 27, 2011 10:53 AM

    Same baby he has always been…his feeling are hurt! Just wait til he starts throwing out his passive aggressive digs he did his whole career in Philadelphia. It’s about time the rest of the football world is realizing what a little Mama’s Boy he truly is. Philadelphia was crucified for the way he was treated (which all in all wasn’t bad at all….(see standing ovation when he cam back)). Bottom line is he is cooked and he will go down kicking and screaming it was everyone else’s fault why he didn’t succeed. Eat ya Chunky soup baby, mama will heat it up for ya.

  36. jimmysee says: Jul 27, 2011 10:53 AM

    Donovan McNabb vs Brett Favre —

    All the attitude half the talent.

    Way-to-go Vikes!

  37. saturn1111 says: Jul 27, 2011 10:54 AM

    SO thin-skinned is McNabb.

    It seems amazing that he ever displayed the stones to engineer comeback wins.

    Oh wait a minute, he’s only engineered a handful of them in his 11 year career.

  38. Chuck Wood says: Jul 27, 2011 10:54 AM

    McNabb in Minny!! Clay is lickin his chops… Another washed up QB to the leagues joke of a team. Perfect!

  39. jbeatzz says: Jul 27, 2011 10:56 AM

    remember the days when mcnabb just shut up and played ball? now he cries about everything…dude you sucked last year and got benched for rex grossman, you should be happy that someone still wants to pay you

  40. d3quinn says: Jul 27, 2011 10:57 AM

    I remember last year when everyone in the national media was saying “Be careful what you wish for Philadelphia!!!” in regards to trading McNabb.

    I wished… Wish granted.

    Roll out the red carpet! Classic McNabb. Thank God he’s still in the NFC! As an Eagles fan, its comforting to know that if we see the Vikings in the playoffs we know their QB has no heart. Chalk up the win!

  41. pflynn20 says: Jul 27, 2011 10:57 AM

    It’s finally coming out why Eagles fans never got a long with Low Throw McBlow…Whiney drama queen baby.

  42. blackqbwhiterb says: Jul 27, 2011 10:57 AM

    Everyone stop!!!!!
    I want you Minnesota fans to be nice to Donovan…………so he don’t change his mind………get lost, you loser!!!!!!!!!!!

  43. zubazman says: Jul 27, 2011 10:58 AM

    Donovan McBaby………why don’t you just chug on over to Mamby Pamby Land where maybe you can find some self confidence , you Jackwagon…..! Sooooooooooooooo happy he is out of Philadelphia !

  44. blackqbwhiterb says: Jul 27, 2011 10:59 AM

    I’ll always sing the praises of the great D-Mac……until the deal is signed then I’ll tell you he stunk in DC, was overrated in Philly just like Limbaugh said, and he’s going to be lousy in Minnesota.

  45. bleedgreen says: Jul 27, 2011 10:59 AM

    cwmorga says: Jul 27, 2011 10:51 AM

    McNabb was always overrated. He’s lucky he played in Reid’s qb friendly scheme that required him to dump the ball off to Westbrook for most of his career. McNabb went from pro bowler to can’t hit the broad side of a barn as soon as he left Philly. Vick was the exact opposite.
    —————-

    Its not just McNabb and Vick. AJ Feeley, Jeff Garcia, and Kevin Kolb all were above average to pro-bowl looking QBs in Reids offense. Oh, and when did Brett Favre start to go down hill in GB? A year or so after Andy Reid left? Andy Reid is a MASTER of coaching up QBs. I like Kolb, but I think he becomes AJ Feeley 2.0 once he leaves Philly. He’ll bounce around, and show flashes once in a while, but then in 3 or 4 years he’ll come back to Philly and look REALLY good for a few games again.

  46. bleedgreen says: Jul 27, 2011 11:01 AM

    saturn1111 says: Jul 27, 2011 10:54 AM

    SO thin-skinned is McNabb.

    It seems amazing that he ever displayed the stones to engineer comeback wins.

    Oh wait a minute, he’s only engineered a handful of them in his 11 year career.
    ———————————————

    They talked about this during one of the Skins games last year, and in my head I’m thinking ‘How many of those 4th quarter comebacks were a screen pass or a 5 yard dink pass to Westbrook who took it 60 yards to win the game?’

  47. bdawk20 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:01 AM

    Thinking about this even further, McNabb just does not “get it”. Technically, he is not a Viking until the league year starts, so why they hell would the create a bunch of fan fare when they cannot officially announce the trade until later?

  48. siouxyaya17 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:03 AM

    You can either join the Vikings or get cut, your choice.

  49. fwippel says: Jul 27, 2011 11:04 AM

    As a Viking fan, this is EXACTLY why I don’t want McNabb on the Vikings. He’s a whining prima-donna who thinks he’s a better player than the actually is.

    What does this guy want, savior status? Sorry, but that bus left with Brad Childress last year. McNabb is over the hill, and he’s not worth the money he’ll be paid. Forget him. I’d rather see Webb, Ponder or even Thigpen behind center than a guy who’s more concerned about himself than making the team better.

    McNabb whined his way out of Philadelphia and loafed his way out of Washington. He was unwilling to work hard last year, so why will this year be any different? I hope this trade gets scuttled, and fast.

  50. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 27, 2011 11:06 AM

    Vikings preferred Thigpen over McNabb?

    Wow, how the mighty has fallen.

  51. kspl1 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:06 AM

    All you people ripping Mcnabb. Do u know what speculation is. This is just a story of someone “thinking” Donovan has a problem. If u didnt hear it from him how do u know what is going on. You’re probably the same idiots mad that Casey Anthony is free, too stupid and lazy to wait for facts. Willing to jump to conclusions from media outlets that just ” speculate” because they don’t have facts. Grow up retards!!!!!

  52. CKL says: Jul 27, 2011 11:07 AM

    It baffles me how anyone at this point could NOT see that this guy is nothing but a whiny passive aggressive dude. How much evidence does there have to BE before people see it?? Their blindness must be because they see what they want to see not because facts support them.

  53. garryjercia says: Jul 27, 2011 11:07 AM

    He’s standing firm for the ‘no wristband’ clause.

  54. southpaw2k says: Jul 27, 2011 11:13 AM

    Well of course he deserved a red carpet treatment after his steller 2010 season with Washington. I mean it’s not like he didn’t throw more interceptions than touchdo – oh, wait. Never mind.

  55. jasncondit says: Jul 27, 2011 11:15 AM

    He just realized he has to play against the Lions’ Suh and Fairley twice this season and it freaked him out. Hell, Minnesota couldn’t keep us from killing Favre with just Suh. Now with Fairley too, Ponder may just get the job by McNabb going to the DL, but he’ll join him soon after!

    Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Lions!

  56. marjones45 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:15 AM

    goldeelox says:
    Jul 27, 2011 10:41 AM
    Neither parties have a lot of grounds for negotiation. It’s like a poor John and an ugly prostitute. You can decide which is which.
    ____________________________________
    You really should leave Lawrence Taylor out of this.

  57. mannyicey says: Jul 27, 2011 11:17 AM

    I guess no one heard, but this isn’t a story. The deal’s been done for over an hour. There’s nothing to speculate.

  58. FinFan68 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:18 AM

    kspl1 says:
    Jul 27, 2011 11:06 AM
    All you people ripping Mcnabb. Do u know what speculation is. This is just a story of someone “thinking” Donovan has a problem. If u didnt hear it from him how do u know what is going on.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    You never really paid attention to any of the drama concerning McNabb, did ya? McNabb normally doesn’t say anything himself. There is usually an anonymous close friend or his agent that says stuff that make it seem McNabb is being slighted but he is acting professionally and is above the fray.

  59. melikefootball says: Jul 27, 2011 11:18 AM

    Come on, Mcnabb has been a good QB but also the biggest premaddonna in the league. He is coming to the end, he didn’t LIKE anything in Washington, now oh have a ticker tape parade for me, I’m may be coming to Vickings. The media puffs this guy up for the last how many years but what has he won. Get out there and play if you are so great then show it.

  60. TheDPR says: Jul 27, 2011 11:18 AM

    Not a single quote from McNabb or his agent but “Apparently” he’s not happy.

    How could that possibly be “Apparently” to ANYone?

  61. jquaste says: Jul 27, 2011 11:19 AM

    I think McNabb will do well with the Vikings. As someone stated above, he never should have been a 50 attempt a game qb. That said, the reason the fans couldn’t stand him in Philly is because his “woe is me” act got real old. He’s always a victim. This is just another example.

  62. Spencer says: Jul 27, 2011 11:20 AM

    I wonder if he’s realized that he’ll never be a starter again?

  63. MichaelEdits says: Jul 27, 2011 11:22 AM

    I am a McNabb fan, but I’d love to see the Vikings make a serious run at Jason Campbell right now.

  64. thephantomstranger says: Jul 27, 2011 11:25 AM

    McNabb has to face the fact that he’s a has-been quarterback who doesn’t have a lot of options. His only chance at sticking in the league is to be exactly what the Vikings want him to be: A guy who has a lot of starting experience who can start until the new hot shot is ready to play, then become a solid backup. There are very few teams that are looking for a legitimate starter for the next few years, and none of them are going to go for McNabb.

  65. asublimeday says: Jul 27, 2011 11:26 AM

    Ever think the redskins just have no idea what they’re doing and McNabb just looked bad on a horrible team?

  66. nflofficeadmin says: Jul 27, 2011 11:26 AM

    What has this man done to deserve such disrespect from so many? Guess it doesn’t pay to be a good employee in the nfl..

  67. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Jul 27, 2011 11:28 AM

    rtl1984 says:Jul 27, 2011 10:42 AM

    I don’t think he’ll have a legendary season, but i think he’ll be solid and consistent as long as that monster of a running back is still behind him.
    __________________________________

    You aren’t the same clown that said the Vikings would run all the way to the Super Bowl last year, even after Lord Texter went down…are you?

    Simple. Play nickel D…crowd the box to stop AP…(which was done pretty well last season)…force McFlabb to beat you all the while running blitz packages to knock him out of synch.

    Christ, I’m a commodities broker and even I know how to shut down the Big Stink in Dark Pink playing in the Twinks this year.

  68. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Jul 27, 2011 11:31 AM

    I think I know the hold-up….is part of the deal having McNabb sign a tender with Green Bay before he goes off to work in Winter Park…? Would make sense, as it seems to be a recent trend.

  69. Matt-NC says: Jul 27, 2011 11:32 AM

    McNabb has always had a higher opinion of himself than what was warranted.

    I remember when he was asked about being compared to favre. McNabb came back with that favre should be compared to him.

  70. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Jul 27, 2011 11:33 AM

    nflofficeadmin says:Jul 27, 2011 11:26 AM

    What has this man done to deserve such disrespect from so many? Guess it doesn’t pay to be a good employee in the nfl..
    __________________________________

    Brett Favre’s on line 2 to answer your question.

  71. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Jul 27, 2011 11:37 AM

    no matter what else, we know now that two things will happen as don goes to minny;

    first, all the talking heads on every station will extoll don as a classy pro who just seems to know how to roll with the punches…

    secondly, minny will get to know don’s mom. she does a lot of his talking for him. Occasionally, she lets dad lay down a track of the “my son don, always a persecuted victim” album they have been recording over the years.

  72. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 27, 2011 11:39 AM

    Doesn’t like how they handled it? Please, clown…. You’re lucky anyone was interested. Spoiled little kid. Get over yourself…

  73. mathsimillion says: Jul 27, 2011 11:40 AM

    Right, and staying in Washington as a backup to Beck and Grossman is a better option?

    Not too many teams have shown interest Donovan. Beggars can’t be choosers.

  74. blaz0037 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:40 AM

    Wow. Lotta haters out there. Must have nothing better to do than troll for articles about players they hate, then hustle on to post a half-witted comment.

    Get over yourselves. Bottom line is the Vikes need SOMEONE who can win games NOW. And as much as you all love to hate him, he is a proven winner.

  75. cereal blogger says: Jul 27, 2011 11:41 AM

    This move reminds me of the McNair to Baltimore move. McNabb will be asked to do what McNair did,,,hand the ball off, dont turn the ball over. I think McNabb will do a good job

  76. nomoreseasontix says: Jul 27, 2011 11:42 AM

    I’m a Raider fan and I’d like to see the Vikings make a run at Jason Campbell.
    Please??

  77. golions1 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:43 AM

    McNabb keeps making Rush look smarter and smarter when he said McNabb was overrated years ago. C’mon to the NFC North Donovan. The Lions DLine will afford you all the respect you deserve.

  78. rajbais says: Jul 27, 2011 11:45 AM

    I’m sure that NFL Live, PTI, Bayless, and all those other ESPN crap shows will now rip the Vikings instead of telling McNabb to grow a pair!!!

    He played subpar football thus his play was worth questioning. I’m not saying he can’t play, but regardless of complimentary weapons his play was frustrating to watch.

  79. phinheads says: Jul 27, 2011 11:46 AM

    SO glad he didn’t go to the Phins. I’m almost proud of them

  80. moochzilla says: Jul 27, 2011 11:50 AM

    Wow, it’s tiring work being right all the time.

    He’s a toxic asset, a clubhouse cancer, waiting to be.

    Oh, but he’s “classy”. Remember?

  81. digirootune says: Jul 27, 2011 11:51 AM

    kspl1 says:
    Jul 27, 2011 11:06 AM
    All you people ripping Mcnabb. Do u know what speculation is. This is just a story of someone “thinking” Donovan has a problem. If u didnt hear it from him how do u know what is going on. You’re probably the same idiots mad that Casey Anthony is free, too stupid and lazy to wait for facts. Willing to jump to conclusions from media outlets that just ” speculate” because they don’t have facts. Grow up retards!!!!!
    ————-
    Ha! This guy…

  82. moochzilla says: Jul 27, 2011 11:54 AM

    Some people make mistakes in they lives…and the Minnesota Vikings are about to make a HUGE one!!!!!

  83. universalcynic says: Jul 27, 2011 11:54 AM

    When exactly was this guy heralded as the franchise savior, and by whom? He was a perceived upgrade at a position of need. Then he failed. Not a savior in the least. This is the genesis of the “journey men.” Nothing more, nothing less.

  84. hank10 says: Jul 27, 2011 11:56 AM

    McMartyr is at it again. Trying to extort more millions from another franchise to put a smile on his face? Should be feeling fortunate that anyone actually wants him. Google ‘wash-out’ and his name appears.

  85. irishgary says: Jul 27, 2011 11:57 AM

    I’m sure he would rather be cut by the skins than go to Minn. At least he would then have a shot at going to a team that could win.

  86. nflofficeadmin says: Jul 27, 2011 12:00 PM

    They said the same thing about Kurt Warner.

  87. hank10 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:00 PM

    deljzc says: Jul 27, 2011 10:42 AM

    McNabb is so full of himself.

    I can’t think of another player in the league who seems as disingenuous as Donavon McNabb. I think he’s been much more a headcase and premadonna that fans realize throughout his career.
    ———————————————-

    Maybe to fans in other NFL outposts, but a lot of us in Philly saw this for years.

  88. datd00d says: Jul 27, 2011 12:03 PM

    I’m officially sick of McNabb. This guy causes problems for himself everywhere he goes.

    He’s a diva QB underneath it all. There’s a reason he’s had issues with every team and coach he’s played for. This is why he never was (nor will be) a champion.

  89. notalib says: Jul 27, 2011 12:07 PM

    As a fan of a real NFL team we could not be happier to have a division rival sign another old QB. They way this is going it looks like the lions may be the only threat to the Packers this year, if 8-8 is considered a threat.

  90. bzillaz says: Jul 27, 2011 12:13 PM

    IF he is really this soft, then I as a Vikings fan have NO interest. What happens ON the field is what matters, Mr. McNabb, and I’m sure you will be well overpaid for what you do in Minny!

  91. anactualnflowner says: Jul 27, 2011 12:14 PM

    Donovan isn’t even a part of the team and he’s already upset with the Vikings? Can you losers do anything right?

  92. eaglesfanxx says: Jul 27, 2011 12:15 PM

    McNabb is the most sensitive, insecure QB in the NFL.

    His skills are a poor fit for a west coast offense which relies on quick, accurate throws by the QB.

  93. dallasbaby says: Jul 27, 2011 12:18 PM

    I would think that the Vikes would be looking for someone to lead them for the next 6-7 years, not someone who has MAYBE 2-3 average/mediocre years left in the tank. You would think that they would have learned with last year’s Favre debacle but I suppose not.

    But hey, at least McNabbers is out of the spotlight of the Shanny and The Danny circus. I love watching Deadskins fans laud their new overpaid, washed up players “who will lead them to the playoffs” year after year and McNabbers was no different. Being a Cowboys fan in DC is nothing but comedy come August.

  94. glac1 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:24 PM

    the “queenies” never learn…..

  95. skimbell says: Jul 27, 2011 12:29 PM

    “deljzc says:
    Jul 27, 2011 10:42 AM
    McNabb is so full of himself.

    I can’t think of another player in the league who seems as disingenuous as Donavon McNabb. I think he’s been much more a headcase and premadonna that fans realize throughout his career.

    But dude REALLY knows how to eat some soup!

  96. usher716 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:30 PM

    Who knows – maybe he can lead them to another epic championship game loss.

  97. upperdecker19 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:33 PM

    All of this McNabb drama makes me wanna puke

  98. kdub69 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:36 PM

    McNabb is a great fit for Minnesota and they SHOULD roll out the red carpet for him. I don’t believe any of this BS that McNabb is some prima donna who got his feelings hurt. Give me a break! If anyone screwed up it was the Redskins. With McNabb him at QB they have a great shot to get back to the playoffs and do well. He’ll be better than Favre was that’ for sure. At least…from 2010.

  99. ronin36 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:38 PM

    In a previous comment, I called the Vikings “The Redskins of the midwest”

    So it seems fitting this trade happened.

    As others have commented. Yet another band-aid.

    The Vikings would be better off trying to pull a Herschel Walker trade (in reverse). Trade Peterson, gut their roster, and start with clean sheet.

    But the Vikings are trying for a new stadium, so they desparately need to win games now.

    Desparate times.. yadda yadda.

  100. purpleman527 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:43 PM

    Vikings are stupid if they trade for him. If they want him, all they have to do is wait for a couple weeks, and they could pick him up off waivers at the league minimum.

    Why pay someone to cry and whine?

    Man the vikes are cursed !

  101. ronin36 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:45 PM

    For those thinking it was McNabb’s fault Washington faltered last season..

    I blame that entirely on the coach.. Personally, I think Shanahan’s a control freak, and can’t develop talent. Look at the “oh’s he’s wonderful” coach Shanahan’s history. He goes into Denver, where there’s a HOF QB in his prime, a team that was always a playoff contender (built by the previous HC) and gets them to the SB and wins. But once that QB leaves, it’s one QB after another, and the entire talent pool fades away.

    Then he gets fired because he wants his son to have a good job. That, and by that time, the Bronco’s were a shadow of the team he inherited.

    Sorry.. I don’t buy into Shanahan’s “greatness.”

  102. vikes787 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:46 PM

    As a Viking fan, the fairy tale never ends. From one comedy of errors to another. To trade for a guy that’ll be cut by Friday? This is better than the Moss trade….

  103. zn0rseman says: Jul 27, 2011 12:53 PM

    Rhett Bomar > Donovan McNabb

  104. phishooks10 says: Jul 27, 2011 12:54 PM

    A proven NFL QB for 6th round picks……. This deal might keep Sid Rice in mn…… Ponder gets veteran knowledge and puts a fire under his but to become starter…..anyone riping this deal is just not football smart. They just are speaking on personal vendettas. Whos starting in Washington? Clemens? lol Grossman? lol. Shoulda kept the future hall of famer and u know it deep down. He’s gonna love AP pullin 8 into the box….. even bettter than westbrook in philly

  105. thephantomstranger says: Jul 27, 2011 1:32 PM

    dallasbaby says:
    Jul 27, 2011 12:18 PM
    I would think that the Vikes would be looking for someone to lead them for the next 6-7 years, not someone who has MAYBE 2-3 average/mediocre years left in the tank. You would think that they would have learned with last year’s Favre debacle but I suppose not.
    ____________

    Did you miss the first round of the 2011 NFL draft? They HAVE someone to lead them for the next 6-7 years. McNabb is a veteran bridge to that guy who will soon be a backup. This is a minor deal.

  106. thephantomstranger says: Jul 27, 2011 1:32 PM

    @purpleman527 –

    I didn’t expect to see you on here again until September 27.

  107. phishooks10 says: Jul 27, 2011 2:12 PM

    done deal………get your chunky soup ready

  108. stealthjunk says: Jul 27, 2011 2:14 PM

    So McNabb is mad that he’ll have to compete for his job? Talk about entitlement.

  109. shaggytoodle says: Jul 27, 2011 2:55 PM

    Well if ANY team knows how to roll out a red carpet for a QB it CERTAINLY would be the VIkings.

  110. toolkien says: Jul 27, 2011 3:02 PM

    Donovan McNabb vs Brett Favre –

    All the attitude half the talent.

    Way-to-go Vikes!

    ——————————————–
    Well, Favre did start twice as many games and McNabb, but let’s see, given the two best teams in the NFC for a decade (1997-2007, McNabb’s portion starting in 1999) were the Pack and the Eagles, and the Eagles made 4 straight NFC championship games while the Pack made 0 from 2001-2004, making a Super Bowl. Let’s compare lifetime stats thru 2010 (keeping in mind that while the Offensive systems run by both teams grew from Holmgren’s WCO, the Packers were much more offensively skewed and the Eagles were much more defensively skewed as far as $$$ and caliber of players)-Favre #’s first, comments compare McNabb to Favre:

    Starts 298 vs 155, a little more than 1/2
    TD’s 508 vs 230, a little less than 1/2
    INT’s 334 vs 115, about 1/3rd (instead of 1/2)
    QB Rating 86.1 vs 85.7, pretty much identical
    Adjusted Yards/Attempt 6.59 vs 6.84
    Adj NET Yards/Attempt 5.94 vs 5.91
    Pass Yards/Game 239 vs 225
    Career Rush Yards 1844 vs 3400 almost 2X in 1/2 the time for McNabb
    Career Rushing TD’s 14 vs 28 2X in 1/2 time for McNabb
    Career Starting Reg. Season W/L % .624 vs .629
    Career Starting Post Season W/L% .542 vs .563
    ANY/A+ (see profootballreference.com) 108 vs 106

    So, yes, Favre got a Super Bowl (with one of the best all around teams of the modern era that had little competition in the way) and has a mind boggling longevity. But to say that McNabb was “half the quarterback” shows just how massively overrated Favre was. Favre and McNabb played in the same SYSTEM. They BOTH profited from that system (when Favre finally understood it and allowed his Greatness to subsume itself to it instead of insistig on playing season killing Favreball) and owe their stats to it. BOTH used the short dink/dunk pass to many yards and TD’s while BOTH having very short Y/A, AY/A, and ANY/A. Favre threw more picks, McNabb took more sacks – the basic quid-pro-quo in any QB comparison. Their ANY/A’s a pretty much identical.

    Yet Favre was greatest QB since God, and McNabb is the butt of jokes. Very comparable stats and very comparable success %’s. Favre gets a couple of gold stars for longevity. Otherwise, the separation as far as worth isn’t all that great, yet Favre still has a crazily devoted fan base that won’t tolerate any criticism, and McNabb is a joke.

    McNabb may very well be at the end of his career at this point, and he may value himself higher than his present worth, but as far as career, Favre and McNabb are comparables.

  111. phantomthebusybody says: Jul 27, 2011 3:24 PM

    thephantomstranger says:
    Jul 27, 2011 1:32 PM
    dallasbaby says:
    Jul 27, 2011 12:18 PM
    I would think that the Vikes would be looking for someone to lead them for the next 6-7 years, not someone who has MAYBE 2-3 average/mediocre years left in the tank. You would think that they would have learned with last year’s Favre debacle but I suppose not.
    ____________

    Did you miss the first round of the 2011 NFL draft? They HAVE someone to lead them for the next 6-7 years. McNabb is a veteran bridge to that guy who will soon be a backup. This is a minor deal.

    ===============

    In 3-4 years Ponder will be at the groundbreaking for his new sports management company, Ponder and Associates.

  112. Waxxx4321 says: Jul 27, 2011 3:39 PM

    How come Mcnabb didnt act like this when the Eagles traded him..he was glad and he played with them for a decade atleast..now he want to be a cry baby and say wahh wahh to the skins and he only played for 1 year…..he has done nothing here and he is overhyped, overated, and his accuracy sucks..,im a Skin fan..Mcnabb gots to GO!@

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