The Vikings have made it official: Donovan McNabb has been placed on waivers.
A brief notice went out to the media formally announcing the transaction on Thursday afternoon.
The move means that Vikings coach Leslie Frazier becomes the third head coach in 20 months to dump McNabb, following Eagles coach Andy Reid and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, although Frazier called it a mutual decision.
“I had a discussion with him and we both agreed mutually that this was the best decision for both parties,” Frazier said, via the team’s web site. “He was and has been a great player for our league for a long, long time. I have a lot of affection and love for Donovan. A tremendous person and a tremendous competitor, and we really wish him nothing but the best in his future endeavors. He did a good job for us here. He really helped our young quarterbacks. He did a good job in a lot of ways.”
Now every team in the league can decide whether to put in a waiver claim for McNabb. No matter what Frazier says about McNabb being a great player and tremendous person, given that three coaches have already gotten rid of McNabb, it’s hard to see many coaches being interested in giving him his fourth chance.