Now that former Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb has cleared waivers, the question becomes whether he’ll sign with a new team as a free agent.
The answer, for now, is no.
Jay Glazer of FOX has reported that the Bears have “absolutely no interest” in McNabb, a Chicago native. Charley Casserly of CBS added that the Texans and Cowboys have no interest, either.
Still, McNabb sees the glass as 10-percent full. He told Adam Schefter via text message that McNabb is happy he wasn’t claimed, given that he can now sign with any team.
But will any team want him? As Peter King pointed out on Friday’s NBC SportsTalk, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan likely gave a negative report to his former Denver protege, Texans head coach Gary Kubiak. And don’t look for the Vikings to gush about McNabb; Glazer reports that he had no sense of urgency in Minnesota, until he was benched.
Injuries can change things, especially as the pool of available veteran quarterbacks dries up. But it could take a lot of sprained ankles or torn ACLs to prompt a team to dial up Donovan. Though he doesn’t have as much baggage as Brett Favre, McNabb continues to engage in not-so-subtle blame shifting to his supporting casts in Washington and Minnesota as the reason for his recent struggles.