Browns trade talk about Donovan McNabb never got serious

When Donovan McNabb’s name started making the rounds in trade talks, one team that seemed to be near the top of the list was the Browns. Cleveland then went out and traded for former Hawks QB Seneca Wallace and then picked up former Panther QB Jake Delhomme, ending that talk. The Plain Dealer though points out the talk about McNabb in Cleveland never really got off the ground:

The Browns did not seriously consider trading for former Philadelphia quarterback Donovan McNabb because they did not want to give up a draft pick in the first three rounds, President Mike Holmgren said Thursday. Instead, the Browns signed Jake Delhomme on March 15 after the Carolina Panthers released him. Holmgren said the Browns never made a formal offer for McNabb prior to signing Delhomme but at the time of their discussions, the Eagles’ price tag was “absolutely higher” than what they eventually received from the Redskins. “But it always is [in the early stages], and you’re not sure it’s going to change,” Holmgren said. “But it was pretty high.”

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