There has been a lot of talk as of late about Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb getting a deal restructured, and now CSNPhilly reports that a deal appears to be close to happening. The report states that the club and McNabb are close to getting the final two years of his contract changed.
Under McNabb’s current contract, he is scheduled to earn $9.2 million this season and $10 million in 2010. The sides are working on the last two years of the deal, trying to make sure that McNabb is happy as the Eagles realize that they don’t really have anyone in place to take his spot.
The 11-year-pro had said this offseason that he wouldn’t negotiate a new deal until he saw the moves the team made in the offseason. He must have been happy with the drafting of a WR – Jeremy Maclin in the first round.
Back in 2002, McNabb signed a 12-year, $115 million extension that had him under contract through 2013. The last three years of that extension were voided, though, when McNabb reached certain incentive clauses. He had a good 2008, leading the team to the NFC title game, as he completed 345 of 571 pass attempts for 3,916 yards – all franchise records.
“Some quarterbacks can go on, and it seems like forever. I think he’s right in the middle of his prime,” offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg said last week.