There were a number of reports that said former Eagles QB Donovan McNabb would have turned down a trade that would have had him playing in Oakland in the 2010 season. It seems from an appearance on ESPN Radio that McNabb says that’s not the case, and he would have gone to play in the ‘Black Hole.’
Asked by guest host Ryen Rusillo on th Scott Van Pelt Show on ESPN Radio what he would have done had he been acquired by the Raiders, McNabb said, I would have been at the workouts and working out with the team, throwing and trying to get the timing down with the corps of receivers and running backs they have and communicated with the offensive line to get ready for minicamp.”
When asked about reports that said he was threatening to retire, McNabb laughed and then went on the offensive against media reports that rely on anonymous sources, much as he did during his news conference Tuesday.
“This is the problem with some of these so-called key analysts and these smart guys out there who go by `sources.’ So many people listen to different sources `close to’ the individual, but never the individual, saying that I would have not showed up in Oakland, I would have been upset,” he said. “Hey, with my name always being in the media all the time because of trade talk, I’m just happy that it’s over. I don’t mind being on ESPN if it’s something positive for my play, not for where I’m going to land next. A lot of it was blown way out of proportion.”
Now of course that is all in the past, as the all-time leading QB for the Eagles will be throwing balls in the Nation’s Capital for the Redskins in 2010 and possibly beyond. The Raiders – they are still wondering who will throw the ball for them in the 2010 season.