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No one claims Donovan McNabb

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Yesterday the Minnesota Vikings decided they didn’t want Donovan McNabb. Today 31 other teams made the same decision.

McNabb was not claimed on waivers today.

Not long ago it would have been unthinkable that no NFL team would want McNabb, but today the news doesn’t really come as a surprise: The Eagles, Redskins and Vikings have all given up on him in the last couple of years, and there’s no team that really makes sense as a good fit for him now.

McNabb now becomes an unrestricted free agent, and it’s still possible that some team might pick him up, if there’s a quarterback injury.

But it’s also quite likely that all 32 teams will continue to think that McNabb simply doesn’t give them an upgrade at quarterback. It says a lot about how far McNabb has fallen that the Bears would rather let Caleb Hanie lead them to the playoffs, and the Texans would rather let T.J. Yates lead them to the playoffs. McNabb just isn’t viewed around the league as a good quarterback anymore.

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  1. AlanSaysYo says: Dec 2, 2011 4:27 PM

    Oh Donnie boy… the pipe, the pipes are calling…

  2. skoobyfl says: Dec 2, 2011 4:28 PM

    NFL Breaking news, the sun will come out tomorrow.

  3. cardiovascularendurance says: Dec 2, 2011 4:28 PM

    The Eagles should dump VY and sign him. He’d certainly be an upgrade after watching Young the past three weeks.

  4. 4512dawg4512 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:29 PM

    Go get him Browns! Lets do it! Holmgren get off your fat ass and make the call, we need us some McNabb!

  5. mulxedge says: Dec 2, 2011 4:30 PM

    i guess since pretty much every team has at least two QBs on their roster, that all 32 teams now believe that McNabb isn’t good enough to be in their top two QBs

  6. mnajb says: Dec 2, 2011 4:30 PM

    Flabbbberrrrgasted!! (Am I the first “flabbergasted” post? Fingers crossed…..)

  7. paleandpasty says: Dec 2, 2011 4:30 PM

    For some reason this reminds me of the Dante Culpepper story.

    Maybe there is a Gray Cup in his future?

  8. giveseanpaytonhisjuicyfruit says: Dec 2, 2011 4:31 PM

  9. t2live says: Dec 2, 2011 4:32 PM

    You feel sorry for him because he was such an elite QB back in the day. I still think he shouldve won the MVP award over Marshall Faulk that year. He never got the right weapons in Philly until he had TO. My only gripe about McNabb is that never stood up for himself…..ever. When he was getting bashed by TO he never stood up to him. Washington was supposed to be a redemption and he couldnt get it done there either so in the end, its all on him. I don’t know if he was clueless and he really felt nothing was wrong or what but Minnesota was his last chance to prove folks wrong and he couldnt do it. Its on him.

  10. iamthorny says: Dec 2, 2011 4:32 PM

    Jenny Craig put in a waiver claim but was denied for not being an NFL franchise… He’s free to sign on with Jenny now…

  11. sonvar says: Dec 2, 2011 4:33 PM

    Well if it is the end of his playing career I hope the Eagles would be generous enough to let him sign a one day deal to retire as an Eagle.

  12. realitypolice says: Dec 2, 2011 4:33 PM

    McNabb has never been known to be lightning quick at picking up new offenses, so what use is he to a team if it is going to take him the rest of the season to get acclimated?

    His best bet is to go home, work his tail off to get into the best shape he can, and try to convince someone to take a chance on him next season.

  13. canadianvikingfaniii says: Dec 2, 2011 4:34 PM

    The end of his career upon himself, he has no one to blame but himself. He was given many different opportunities and chances to revive himself as a NFL QB and he pissed it away with a lack of effort, no willingness to change and not being in shape.

  14. vahawker says: Dec 2, 2011 4:36 PM

    Teams don’t think he’s a very good QB any more because he is, and has been for a few years, a very bad QB

  15. damnyoulinelliot says: Dec 2, 2011 4:36 PM

    And yet again, Jeff George is waiting by his telephone. *Whitlock thoughts*

  16. electricvibe says: Dec 2, 2011 4:37 PM

    Did any claim Sage R.

  17. packattack1967 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:37 PM

    No Soup For You!

  18. jhumbe says: Dec 2, 2011 4:37 PM

    EPIC FAIL

  19. scoops1 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:37 PM

    Jeff George is Flabbergasted that he has not been claimed yet

  20. shif716 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:37 PM

    He thought he was too good to come to buffalo last year ha ha no team wants you mcnabb

  21. electricvibe says: Dec 2, 2011 4:38 PM

    lol as soon as I posted my above post I heard that the Vikings claimed Sage Rosenfels.

  22. warvette says: Dec 2, 2011 4:38 PM

    terrell owens and tiki barber are..oh, what’s that word i’m looking for?

  23. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 2, 2011 4:40 PM

    Oh how the mighty have fallen…

  24. willisaldon9952 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:40 PM

    I wouldn’t mind having McNabb as a back up in San Fran. With the way our OL plays at times Alex might get hurt and since we are in the playoff hunt it wouldn’t be a bad idea to bring a veteran in with some playoff exp. McNabb already knows the WCO it would just be a matter of learning the language.

  25. tommccrossin says: Dec 2, 2011 4:40 PM

    Maybe teams are learning from the eagles and packers that you can’t just plug a new guy into a system and expect success.

  26. pencepost says: Dec 2, 2011 4:41 PM

    I would have thought McNabb would be a good fit as a short-term solution for the Bears or especially the Texans, since both teams can run the ball and have good defenses, and McNabb could actually be a very good “game manager”-type QB who doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. He’s solid if you’re trying to win games 17-13 but not if you’re trying to win 35-28.

    However I think if the Bears picked him up, it would be as a backup to Hanie. If Hanie doesn’t blow it with any more 3- or 4-interception games, the Bears should win the rest except vs. GB, and Cutler will hopefully be back for the playoffs.

    Texans are a different story. I don’t know what they see in Yates, but I think McNabb is someone who could get the ball to their playmakers, limit turnovers, and actually give them a shot in the playoffs.

  27. Dirty D Fo says: Dec 2, 2011 4:42 PM

    Boom. Roasted.

  28. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Dec 2, 2011 4:43 PM

    Maybe Leslie should put a claim in for him… It wouldn’t be anymore worse of a move than it was to sign him in the first place….

  29. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Dec 2, 2011 4:43 PM

    “It says a lot about how far McNabb has fallen that the Bears would rather let Caleb Hanie lead them to the playoffs, and the Texans would rather let T.J. Yates lead them to the playoffs. ”

    I agree, BUT it’s also awful late in the season to sign a guy off the street that probably can’t pick up an offense in a year much less a week or two. I’d think that alone would be a reason NO ONE would sign him this late in the season. It’s not like he’s a relief pitcher in baseball. That said, he should hang ‘em up. The turf can’t take anymore of his dirt balls (yes I’m a skins fan, thus the username..lol).

  30. thefam3132 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:44 PM

    Good call pencepost, why aren’t the Texans going after him?

  31. theduuuuuuuuuude says: Dec 2, 2011 4:45 PM

    This is a tough way to end a career, but it’s officially over Donovan. In fact it was over two years ago and everyone knew it but you. His legacy will not be the good run for a few years in Philly, it will be how his career crashed and burned. Ouch.

  32. trollhammer20 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:46 PM

    In important football news that people actually care about, Marshawn Lynch has signed a new deal….with Skittles.

    Free Skittles for two years, and a vending machine in the team clubhouse. I am not making this up.

  33. tomtravis76 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:46 PM

    Dream Team 2 of McNabb, TO and Randy should take their game to Canada, win a Grey Cup and walk away champs.

  34. bearsstillsuck says: Dec 2, 2011 4:46 PM

    he should just retire.

  35. popbox says: Dec 2, 2011 4:49 PM

    Vince Young threw 4 INTs last night. Eagles could use some help…

  36. Amadeus says: Dec 2, 2011 4:49 PM

    Rush Limbaugh was right

  37. jackfnburton says: Dec 2, 2011 4:49 PM

    But he doesn’t need to work on his mechanics or improve his game or change anything he’s doing. He’s fine. There’s nothing wrong with Donovan. It’s everyone else. All 32 teams. All 1700 players. All the coaches. All the commentators and pundits. Mel Kiper. John Clayton.

    It’s them. But it’s definitely not Donovan.

  38. xxwhodatxx says: Dec 2, 2011 4:50 PM

    I heard not even his mom claims him.

  39. Move Them Chains says: Dec 2, 2011 4:50 PM

    Tiki Barber is flabbergasted

  40. bbeaman78 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:51 PM

    As a Cowboys fan, I couldn’t stand McNabb. He ripped out our hearts so many times. His last year in Philly he was still productive, and he deserved a better exit than a trade for low round picks.

    Shannahan hasn’t done anything since Elway handed him 2 Super Bowls in Denver.

    The Vikings organization is a joke. Leslie Frazier may be a nice guy and a good defensive coordinator, but he is not a head coach. Once again they let his best receiver get away in free agency (Sidney Rice) before he even arrived.

    This guy had 1 year with a true #1 albeit TO is a head case. Look what he did, Super Bowl.

    I can’t believe the Bears, Texans, Browns, Jaguars, Colts, or Bears don’t pick him up and give him a 3 or 4 game try out. With some talent around him he is a decent QB.

  41. colinsnooks says: Dec 2, 2011 4:51 PM

    @paleandpasty

    McNabb can’t even grasp the playbook of an NFL team other than the Eagles, he definitely couldn’t make the switch to Canadian football this late in his career. It’s too bad really, I think the Canadian media is very desirous in wanting a has-been quarterback to succeed.

  42. cincinnasti says: Dec 2, 2011 4:51 PM

    The Bengals are currently running with only 2 QBs on the roster.. He could sit well being Gradkowski…

  43. learysdisciples says: Dec 2, 2011 4:52 PM

    My flag football team needs a new QB, we cut Culpepper last week. We tried Jeff George, but he kept skipping out on the bar tab after the games so we axed him.
    We play near a Soup Kitchen on the South Side of Chicago, so we could dump the Chunky there after the games.

  44. moochzilla says: Dec 2, 2011 4:52 PM

    McNabb is headed to the NFL Network or ESPN.

    Within a week he’ll be talking about how he needs better producers.

  45. thefiesty1 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:53 PM

    Holmgren passed on him because they already have their franchise QB. They need players at ever other position. McCoy is fine if he had ANY teammates.

  46. donz0 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:54 PM

    A hasty demise. I will always remember McNabb for his lack knowledge regarding the basic rules of overtime.

  47. cheapseater says: Dec 2, 2011 4:54 PM

    Why do great players choose to end their careers on the scrap heap?

    Maybe it’s the extra millions of dollars…

  48. moochzilla says: Dec 2, 2011 4:58 PM

    Why is this a surprise? If Tyler Thigpen has not signed with the Bills, the Vikings never even would have called McNabb to begin with.

  49. getadealdonealready says: Dec 2, 2011 4:58 PM

    Worms all around the country rejoice!

  50. 808raiderinparadise says: Dec 2, 2011 4:59 PM

    LOVE that picture … its as if he’s whinning “Mooooooommmmmm …. more chunky soup pleeeeassssse.”

  51. coderacer says: Dec 2, 2011 4:59 PM

    Feel bad for the guy…was a top 5 Qb for a large part of this decade. Sad to see how its all ending for him….

    I hope the Eagles allow him to retire in their colours. Did a lot for the franchise.

  52. moochzilla says: Dec 2, 2011 4:59 PM

    bbeamman,

    Eagles got the same for him than the Colts got for Marshall Faulk.

    2nd and a 4th.

  53. teal379 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:03 PM

    Not a crack on the Vikings but this year with McNabb and last year with Favre – really reinforces the mantra – “better cut a guy a year early than a year late”.

  54. dohpey28 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:03 PM

    Might it just be that they don’t want to pay his Viking’s salary the rest of the year, but instead would like to sign him for the league minimum?

  55. thefam3132 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:03 PM

    Are the Eagles, Skins, or even the Vikes better without him as their starting QB? Yeah the Eagles were good last year but this year they are god awful- this is fact b/c I read 1 million articles about it on here and ESPN today. The Redskins aren’t god awful but they aren’t much better. And the Vikings are god awful.

  56. skinsrock says: Dec 2, 2011 5:04 PM

    You’re kidding me…. No one picked up the great “I have a lot of football left” McNabb?

  57. SOBEIT says: Dec 2, 2011 5:04 PM

    McNabb is like the McRibb…seemed like a good idea at one time, but then reality set in and you wouldn’t touch one if someone paid you.

  58. mrvikingsfan11 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:05 PM

    Vikings claim Sage R again.

  59. Dirty D Fo says: Dec 2, 2011 5:05 PM

    You people are ALL stupid who think the Texans should claim him! Kubiak is like a son to Shanahan… Do you truly think Kubiak wants this clown? Especially how he acted in Washington?

  60. waltdawg says: Dec 2, 2011 5:07 PM

    Not even his own Mom! After that season on Washington!

  61. turtlehut says: Dec 2, 2011 5:07 PM

    Remember back when Rush Limbaugh was fired from MNF for implying that McNabb was not headed for Canton

  62. goldrush36 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:07 PM

    willisaldon9952 says: Dec 2, 2011 4:40 PM

    I wouldn’t mind having McNabb as a back up in San Fran. With the way our OL plays at times Alex might get hurt and since we are in the playoff hunt it wouldn’t be a bad idea to bring a veteran in with some playoff exp. McNabb already knows the WCO it would just be a matter of learning the language.

    __________________________________________

    I would rather have a CHANCE of victory in the playoffs with Kaepernick or even Tozien behind center, than a guaranteed flop with McScab. Our offense is basic enough, and at least it would get one of our potential future franchise QB’s valuable experience in the process. McScab would just send us back to the drawing board in ’12 with nothing else to show for it

  63. fargovikesfan says: Dec 2, 2011 5:08 PM

    anyone questioning why noone claimed McNabb obviously didn’t watch him throw bounce passes into the turf this year. He was horrible at best here, time for him to go sit home in his rocking chair with a hot bowl of chunky soup…

  64. 808raiderinparadise says: Dec 2, 2011 5:12 PM

    McNabb can throw onside kicks in special teams practice at least.

  65. edmazeing1 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:13 PM

    Ill take mcnabb over Boller!!!

  66. nyyjetsknicks says: Dec 2, 2011 5:14 PM

    How much money has he made in his career? Still owed $~1.5 millon from the Vikings. If that’s me, I’m in on the beach in some tropical paradise drinking multiple piña coladas.

  67. bobleblah says: Dec 2, 2011 5:15 PM

    Eagles fans were right about McNabb. We are right about Reid too. Washed Up.

  68. theytukrjobs says: Dec 2, 2011 5:16 PM

    Frazier is a nice guy and I want him to do well. He was a good D coordinator. But this might be the worst Vikings team ever and our starting QB was just passed on by 31 teams, two of which are making a serious run at the playoffs with 3rd stringers. Frazier was a big voice in bringing McNabb in and most people were on board with it but that decision obviously was incredibly misguided given the situation at hand.

    I hate to say it but it might be time to blow this coaching staff to pieces and start completely fresh. The current staff is still part of the Chilly regime and the idea was to try to win with some of these vets and see if the window was closed. The window has slammed shut and I can’t think of one reason outside of salary to keep any of these guys around.

    Start the healing process. All new coaches. With the new 89% of cap space room there isn’t a real need to downsize vets but we need to start learning a defensive and offensive system that takes advantage of the new rules and evolving officiating and our current guys just don’t have that experience and mindset.

  69. mancave001 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:16 PM

    moochzilla says:
    Dec 2, 2011 4:52 PM
    McNabb is headed to the NFL Network or ESPN.

    Within a week he’ll be talking about how he needs better producers.

    —–

    In all seriousness…I saw him as a guest analyst at the Super Bowl and he was actually really good. As long as the topic is not him, he’s fine.

  70. suhnum1fan says: Dec 2, 2011 5:17 PM

    He should sign in Cleveland

  71. adantsa says: Dec 2, 2011 5:17 PM

    Anyone arguing that McNabb should be picked up has not seen him play this year. I could never envision a NFL QB could throw such a terrible ball. He no longer has the fire and somehow his accuracy has gotten worse.

  72. rickster8 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:18 PM

    Yeah that’s cuz half his throws usually hit the ground first before they get to any wrs…. lol…. nice career the guy is done….

  73. mancave001 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:19 PM

    What’s that? Is it? Yes! It’s the sound of about 500,000 Eagles fans saying….

    “WE TOOOOLDD YOU SOOOOO!”

  74. shaner329 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:20 PM

    McNabb will now paid 1.5M while sitting on his couch, watching football and eating burritos. The life

  75. bigbluelou says: Dec 2, 2011 5:20 PM

    Say what you will about McNabb, Idk what happened to him but its a far cry from when he would kick my team’s ass every year. He just couldn’t get over that hump. Well, now he has more time for Campbell’s Chunky.

  76. baddegg says: Dec 2, 2011 5:21 PM

    What’s truly amazing is that the Redskins actually got a draft pick for him and for Haynesworth. Say what you want about their foolish dealings in the past, but those were two good moves.

    This has been a rocky season for the Skins in some respects, but at the same time, they added some low priced talent to get better than last year — the emergence of Helu as a legit starter after being drafted in the mid rounds being the latest example.

    Now if they can focus on OL and QB next offseason, the front office would truly being earning respect. Not there yet, but potentially next season…

  77. spytdi says: Dec 2, 2011 5:22 PM

    Brown’s fan: you don’t need McNabb, Colt McCoy is just fine at throwing incompletions to a subpar receiving corps.

  78. bebopa says: Dec 2, 2011 5:22 PM

    McNabbs a good guy and,something you cant say much in sports, a man of great character, but i think that it may be time for him to call it a career. Though he could be a solid backup in the right situation.

  79. purpleattack says: Dec 2, 2011 5:23 PM

    It’s somewhat of a sad day IMHO. I always loved McNabb as a QB and a person, I think he is a class act and what I wish most NFL players would be like. All good things come to an end.

  80. tjacks7 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:24 PM

    Donovan McNabb had 39 passing yards one week and he played the entire game. Spergyn Wynn could have done better blindfolded and throwing left handed. And don’t tell me it was his first game in this system, Cam Newton tossed for over 400 yards the same week in his first NFL start.

    And he had the best RB in the game and couldn’t move the chains.

  81. bebopa says: Dec 2, 2011 5:25 PM

    by the way McCoy is not a franchise quarterback.

  82. failcopter says: Dec 2, 2011 5:25 PM

    In important football news that people actually care about, Marshawn Lynch has signed a new deal….with Skittles.

    Free Skittles for two years, and a vending machine in the team clubhouse. I am not making this up.

    ————————————————————

    It’s actually a dispenser built into his locker. No joke.

  83. tformation says: Dec 2, 2011 5:26 PM

    If Don wants to be, he’ll be a backup next year. He’ll have to take the hit to his ego, admit to himself that his options are limited, swallow the humility pills and sell himself as a serviceable backup.

    Give Mark Brunell a call, Don. His career has lasted longer than I would have ever expected with the Jets. Yours can too.

  84. javisrk says: Dec 2, 2011 5:28 PM

    Rosenfels is headed to the Vikings.

  85. The Prophet says: Dec 2, 2011 5:32 PM

    Awesome news. This story goes out to all those people who insisted the Vikings were smart to sign Donovan McNabb this summer. Reid knew he was not a threat anymore and traded him to a “crosstown” rival. Shanahan had seen enough by mid-season and benched his fat @$$. yet the midwest Vikings so far away from the Northeast were still convinced this was the 2003 version of Donovan McNabb.

    and now EVERYONE officially knows this guy is not only washed up, but has an actual NEGATIVE effect on the team. That’s probably the bigger reason why the Texans and Bears don’t want to bother. he’s not only no better than your rookies, but his intangibles will hurt you. good riddance mcnabb!

  86. imaduffer says: Dec 2, 2011 5:32 PM

    Oh no! Now we will have another lame brained football player expressing his opion on TV.

  87. vikingdoode says: Dec 2, 2011 5:32 PM

    Didn’t have a problem with McTubb as the QB here for the Vikes but when the guy only does just enough to make his numbers look “okay” thats not going to cut it. Is it fair nope its the NFL the Not Fair League Oh well Merry Christmas hope you enjoy the pay checks, ends up about 2.8 million for 5 games played not bad….not bad! I’ll be the 4th string qb as long i can get the league minimum.

  88. richm2256 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:33 PM

    Is he willing to wear a wristband now?

  89. bigcarguy1 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:38 PM

    Kind of feel bad for the guy because of who he used to be–but on the flip side, he has made millions, has a nice family-retire and enjoy life!!!

  90. fissels says: Dec 2, 2011 5:44 PM

    Bummer for McNabb, He had a pretty good career.
    I expect him to be pretty good as a color commentator on Fox or CBS

  91. jamaltimore says: Dec 2, 2011 5:46 PM

    trollhammer20 says:
    Dec 2, 2011 4:46 PM
    In important football news that people actually care about, Marshawn Lynch has signed a new deal….with Skittles.

    Free Skittles for two years, and a vending machine in the team clubhouse. I am not making this up
    ____

    Now we know why he has gold teeth!

  92. cardmagnet says: Dec 2, 2011 5:49 PM

    I thought a rival or future opponent of the Vikings might sign him to pick his brain, but thenI realized that McNabb really didn’t have a clue as to the offensive scheme in Minnesota, or Washington, or Philly.

  93. tuckyous says: Dec 2, 2011 5:54 PM

    … because he is a no talent a$5 clown.

  94. deathmonkey41 says: Dec 2, 2011 5:56 PM

    He’s probably at home sulking over a bowl of Chunky soup- dreaming of the day that he’ll be drilling balls into the turf and killing worms in the NFL again.

  95. tformation says: Dec 2, 2011 5:59 PM

    You know who I feel sorry for? Everyone who bought Viking jerseys with McNabb on the back. Both of them.

  96. ha5ko says: Dec 2, 2011 6:00 PM

    T.O. has a tee time for Sunday at noon, intrested?

  97. bjtmeyer says: Dec 2, 2011 6:02 PM

    Well there is always the UFL or Arena league.

  98. mario1357 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:05 PM

    I wonder what Michael David Smith’s opinion of NcNabb was in 2003 when others started to say that NcNabb was overrated? I seriously doubt he thought that was a credible opinion. Some people are thought leaders and others simply follow when it’s safe to do so.

  99. realitypolice says: Dec 2, 2011 6:08 PM

    Every time I try to post that Price is Right loser horn, it gets deleted.

  100. fmlizard says: Dec 2, 2011 6:10 PM

    No surprise here. Signs it is over for you in the NFL…

    1. You get benched for Rex Grossman
    2. You lose your starting job to a rookie
    3. You fall behind Joe Webb on a depth chart
    4. You get cut by a 2-9 team where you play its weakest position
    5. Said 2-9 team would rather have Sage Rosenfels

  101. tdhawk says: Dec 2, 2011 6:11 PM

    Even with the victories the Eagles had with him as starter, I felt he didn’t take Philly farther because he was inaccurate (a little off on key passes) and made poor decisions at critical times. And as a Cowboys fan I was thankful for this even though he had his share of success against Dallas.

  102. bohicainpit says: Dec 2, 2011 6:15 PM

    Amadeus beat me to it, but Rush WAS right!

    As Coach Noll would say, “It is time for him to move on tio his life’s work.”

  103. dirtdawg55 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:19 PM

    McNabb’s one year with elite talent at WR lands him a SB berth. Or so his supporters claim. True enough. But how did that SB end again? Oh yeah, with McNabb displaying all the urgency of a sloth and then gagging, literally and figuratively, the SB to the underdog Pats.

  104. bozosforall says: Dec 2, 2011 6:23 PM

    Time to hang it up, McNabb. Your time is done as an NFL QB.

  105. kingcarlbanks says: Dec 2, 2011 6:24 PM

    Loved Donovan at Syracuse, hated him as an Eagle. Go head and retire man. Well try to remember you as the Qb ya used to be.

  106. expertop says: Dec 2, 2011 6:29 PM

    “The Vikings organization is a joke. Leslie Frazier may be a nice guy and a good defensive coordinator, but he is not a head coach. Once again they let his best receiver get away in free agency (Sidney Rice) before he even arrived.”

    Paid any attention to Sidney Rice’s season? Yeah, he was hurt most of the time he was a Viking, too.

  107. Deb says: Dec 2, 2011 6:29 PM

    I’m not surprised. But considering what McNabb has accomplished, the talent he’s demonstrated in his career–and the desperate need of some NFL teams–it is sad.

  108. stevenfbrackett says: Dec 2, 2011 6:30 PM

    I honestly think that if he would have showed that he gave a damn about, well, anything while playing for MN, someone would have taken him – even if only as a third string backup. Even though he wasn’t very good this year.

    But his, ‘eh, whatever’ attitude killed his chances.

  109. rayguyreturns says: Dec 2, 2011 6:32 PM

    He should join JaBustus in that “whatever” league for a tryout.

    I bet he STILL beats Russell out of that job.

  110. jeepin08 says: Dec 2, 2011 6:49 PM

    Tsk, tsk. Time to hang up the cleats dude. Go enjoy them millions.

  111. rajbais says: Dec 2, 2011 6:55 PM

    I knew it!!!!!!

    Not kidding!!!

  112. rajbais says: Dec 2, 2011 6:58 PM

    Enjoy your new job at ESPN!!!

    They love phonies and have been your most ungodly supporter!!!!

  113. tombrookshire says: Dec 2, 2011 7:02 PM

    McNabb is a multi millionaire. Why must he continue to show the world that he doesn’t have it anymore. Now its time to get on with his life. The Eagles made the right call that he was done. Why the guy can’t accept the end of his career with all the millions of reasons he has to pursue other interests in business is a mystery. Even if he lives off the interest of his money, he will never have to do another thing and live life to the fullest with his family, rather than humiliate himself with yet another crappy team. Move on.

  114. nycoccet says: Dec 2, 2011 7:08 PM

    It’s a shame he has to end his career this way. Anyone who is an Eagles fan knows how bad the Eagles were before the Mc nabb era. He carried the team for a decade. They did have a good defense when the mastermind Jim Johnson was there but had wr’s starting that did not belong in the NFL. Thrash who was a number 3 in Washington, FredX who once that finally gave up never made another team. The only weapons he had in his stint in philly was BWest and T.O. nd he managed to have 5nfc championship appearances nd made it to the Superbowl. I don’t understand how he went down so quick.

  115. howley1 says: Dec 2, 2011 7:12 PM

    Every time I try to post that Price is Right loser horn, it gets deleted.

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    They never let my Goddess Bunny videos get through either.

  116. moochzilla says: Dec 2, 2011 7:12 PM

    “McNabbs a good guy and,something you cant say much in sports, a man of great character,”

    Can I just ask you why you’d say that? I mean, yeah…good guy and citizen.

    But so is Tony Romo. And Aaron Rodgers. And Carson Palmer. And at least half the league if not more.

    And those guys get ripped by opposing fan bases and killed when they don’t play well.

    And at NO point would anyone ever bring their “classiness” into the discussion when defending them from those criticisms.

    And no one lauds Cole Hamels for being “Classy” (even though he is), despite the fact that he has endured much worse abuse than McNabb ever did (while accomplishing FAR more as a professional athlete, he’s light years better than McNabb).

    Seriously, this always fascinates me.

  117. moochzilla says: Dec 2, 2011 7:15 PM

    How many “weapons” did Tom Brady have when he was winning his Super Bowls?

    Oh yeah, no one close to the caliber of Westbrook or Owens.

    McNabb always needed more weapons. No matter where he went. And on Mike and Mike this AM he was demanding more weapons on defense!

  118. terrellpryorstattooartist says: Dec 2, 2011 7:22 PM

    I hope the texans make the playoffs and come to baltimore for a nice easy playoff win since we already beat them with matt shaub

  119. theseekeroffun says: Dec 2, 2011 7:44 PM

    Hall of Fail……

  120. reppster says: Dec 2, 2011 7:58 PM

    Last night I spoke with a guy at my job, he said that Minnesota was stupid for not keeping McNabb for his “experience” and “leadership” skills, I’m glad at least 32 other people agree with me that he isn’t worth it.

  121. grandpoopah says: Dec 2, 2011 7:58 PM

    And now would all the jackasses who called Philly fans stupid and shortsighted for wanting McNabb gone please eat crow.

  122. jedimasterbates says: Dec 2, 2011 8:09 PM

    at least he won’t look as much like Grimace from McDonald’s any more since he’s out of Vikings purple.

    Donovan McGrimace

  123. 4512dawg4512 says: Dec 2, 2011 8:29 PM

    Philly fans aren’t very bright. In fact I think karma is coming back around on them for booing T.O out of town. Now they’ve got a pouty WR thats half the size of T.O and half as talented doing the same thing. It took a few years of the Eagles receiving core sucking while T.O was blowing it up in Dallas for Philly fans to finally say, “yeah, maybe we should have kept T.O”. They’ve learned and now they’re like “Oh yeah, redo Jackson’s contract! We need him”! haha, cracks me up

  124. backindasaddle says: Dec 2, 2011 8:34 PM

    McNabb is viewed as an unmotivated, lazy, sloth. The characterization is accurate and teams don’t need that sort of poisonous character brought into their team. McNabb made his many millions and is now just fat, lazy and, most of all, complacent. If he were motivated he could be good for a team.

  125. 2ndaryinsanity says: Dec 2, 2011 8:48 PM

    All of you saying the Bears or Texans should claim him are out of your minds…did McNabb bean you in the head with a can of Chunky Soup? His skills are diminishing… a lot of his throws were HORRIBLE!!! After the Redskins & Vikings, he’s carrying too much baggage….#1 he doesn’ appear able to learn new offenses/ playbooks very quickly. This is sort of important since the play-off’s are just a few weeks away. #2 he hasn’t exactly got a reputation for mentoring young QB’s…which is what the Texans want from their backup. #3 nobody thinks he sees himself as a back-up. #4 did I mention he’s played like crap the past season and a half??????

  126. mikehockhurtz says: Dec 2, 2011 9:27 PM

    “Good call pencepost, why aren’t the Texans going after him?”

    ***************

    Cause the Texans want to win

  127. touchdownroddywhite says: Dec 2, 2011 9:47 PM

    As a Cowboys fan, I couldn’t stand McNabb. He ripped out our hearts so many times. His last year in Philly he was still productive, and he deserved a better exit than a trade for low round picks.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Not so much. You think they shipped him off for low round picks to disrespect him? That’s all they could get for him. It’s very telling when you compare the trade for Kolb; he was an un-proven, (apparent) flash in the pan and netted the Eagles way more than a veteran QB who had taken his team to 4 NFC Championships and a SB in a very short amount of time.

    I said his career was over when Philly had to literally pawn him off for the equivalent of what a prisoner would pay for 2 packs of cigarettes, a shank, and having the guard turn his back for 3 minutes in the shower…

  128. philtration says: Dec 2, 2011 10:00 PM

    Amadeus says: Dec 2, 2011 4:49 PM

    Rush Limbaugh was right
    ==================================

    Rush Limbaugh has never been right about anything other than knowing where the nearest Krispy Kreme is located.

  129. tatum064 says: Dec 2, 2011 10:10 PM

    Kurt Warner was on NFL Network saying McNabb went to teams with systems that didn’t fit his skill set. He said he went through the same thing the year he went to the Giants.

    But it’s the physical status – is he in shape? What is his offseason program?

    He looks done.

  130. dickshotdogs says: Dec 2, 2011 10:42 PM

    Rush was right.

  131. 7thlombardiontheway says: Dec 2, 2011 10:56 PM

    W.W.S.B. Okay? We win Super Bowls.

  132. descendency says: Dec 2, 2011 11:24 PM

    If Andy Reid doesn’t want a guy at QB anymore, you should probably stay away.

    Donovan’s career is over.

  133. vikingdoode says: Dec 2, 2011 11:36 PM

    What ever channel he is on is a channel I care not to watch. I don’t care what you have to day. Hope the NFL Network stays away….ESPN is so needs to rid of Boomer

  134. btwicey says: Dec 3, 2011 12:36 AM

    It would be easy to say fall from grace, and to an extent it is – but he’s never been an elite qb.

  135. mjkelly77 says: Dec 3, 2011 12:46 AM

    The cheap a$$ Bears will now try to sign him for the league minimum. Cheap ba$tards.

  136. odecut says: Dec 3, 2011 1:21 AM

    How are the mighty fallen..

  137. stickwitvick says: Dec 3, 2011 2:45 AM

    I’m a die hard Eagles fan and I can’t deny that Donovan gave us many good years! He may not have gotten us a Superbowl but he had many NFC Championship appearances(with 1 Superbowl appearance) and many successful seasons. I really hope the Eagles do give him a one day contract at the least so he can retire as an Eagle if that’s what he wants to do!…I wish you the best Donovan, you’re a good guy and were a solid QB in ur prime.

  138. lostsoulsdomain says: Dec 3, 2011 3:58 AM

    Pretty funny how everyone on here always jumps on someone when they are on the downside of their career, guy had a great run, and is still trying to do his thing to no avail. I’ve never been a fan of him, but can at least acknowledge that he was pretty Damn good in his day, quit acting like he has never been good, NFL players in their 30s plus pretty much are always on the downhill…

  139. stellarperformance says: Dec 3, 2011 5:45 AM

    I just heard Jenny Craig wants to sign him to a one-year deal.

  140. dolphins4 says: Dec 3, 2011 6:27 AM

    The Vikings are a bad team no matter who plays QB for them.

  141. bobbyhoying says: Dec 3, 2011 7:29 AM

    So now he and T.O. can do a reality show together.

  142. phillybirds says: Dec 3, 2011 7:34 AM

    Philadelphia is suffering… but it’s not because we got rid of Donovan McNabb.

    Good luck in the future Donovan. I wish you were the same QB that we all loved between 1999-2004

  143. moochzilla says: Dec 3, 2011 7:34 AM

    “Philly fans aren’t very bright. In fact I think karma is coming back around on them for booing T.O out of town. ”

    WTF are you talking about.

    NO ONE booed TO out of town.

    The QB, coach, and owner antagonize him out of town. The fans loved him, he was the favorite Eagle of his time here.

    And that is why he was driven away, McNabb couldn’t handle it.

    Again, losers blaming the fans with no facts or evidence. Because you are lazy.

  144. moochzilla says: Dec 3, 2011 7:39 AM

    “They did have a good defense when the mastermind Jim Johnson was there but had wr’s starting that did not belong in the NFL. Thrash who was a number 3 in Washington, FredX who once that finally gave up never made another team.”

    Yeah, and McNabb was a number 3 in Washington too. And in MN as well.

    Maybe, just maybe, Reid is an offensive genius who made an above-average QB and subpar WR’s into a great supporting cast for one of the most under-rated RB’s of all-time…Brian Westbrook.

    Brian Westbrook “carried” this team, along with the defense. The rest was pure system on offense – they were system guys. History has proven it to be so.

  145. haywoodjablomee says: Dec 3, 2011 7:51 AM

    I wonder if McNabb puked when he wasn’t claimed?

  146. jeffz303 says: Dec 3, 2011 10:12 AM

    sonvar says: Dec 2, 2011 4:33 PM

    Well if it is the end of his playing career I hope the Eagles would be generous enough to let him sign a one day deal to retire as an Eagle.

    Athletes signing 1-day contracts so that they can “retire” with a team they used to play for is the most tired, played, stupid “tradition” in sports. Whether McNabb does this or not–he retired (or got retired) as a Viking. Only the freaking knobs of the world would think anything else.

  147. The Prophet says: Dec 3, 2011 1:17 PM

    At least he made a bunch of money, though I don’t know where he’d retire to since he’s hated and ridiculed just about everywhere now. Maybe in Alaska they don’t know how much he sucks?

  148. briggsweatbird says: Dec 3, 2011 6:52 PM

    Is the UFL still in business? Maybe Brad Childress will pick him up (at the airport). Wait. That won’t work, either.

  149. briggsweatbird says: Dec 3, 2011 7:00 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Dec 2, 2011 4:43 PM
    Maybe Leslie should put a claim in for him… It wouldn’t be anymore worse of a move than it was to sign him in the first place….

     No. I hear McNabb is looking for a radio gig in Mpls where he can spend all day posting messages on the Internet, but get paid for doing nothing. Oh, he was getting paid for that already.

  150. semperfiguy1011 says: Dec 4, 2011 9:05 AM

    It’s all over. McNabb is McDone. Turns out TO was right about McNabb running out of gas in the super bowl. Makes you wonder why he didn’t plan a better exit strategy from the league than to go out looking this bad.

    As for the Eagles, the window is slammed shut and has been since that last appearance in the NFC title game. The window only stays open so long, no matter how good your team is. 4 straight trips folks, you are supposed to have @ least one super bowl out of that. Time to blow it up and start over. It’s a wrap.

  151. laeaglefan says: Dec 4, 2011 3:48 PM

    “Even if he lives off the interest of his money, he will never have to do another thing”

    Have you checked the interest rates the banks are paying these days?

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