Donovan McNabb Receives Five-Year Contract Extension

From “Operation Desperate Sinking Ship” To “Situation Happy Camper”

The Washington Redskins and quarterback Donovan McNabb have agreed to a new, five-year, $78 million deal that could be worth up to $88 million with incentives.  The fresh ink guarantees $40 million.

Meanwhile, Mike Shanahan continues to keep everyone guessing.  Needless to say, he has come to his senses.  Sorry, Rex Grossman.

As for McNabb, he definitely deserves “job security”.  Finally, he’s appreciated for what he’s truly worth.

McNabb is the NFL’s 28th-ranked passer with a 76.0 quarterback rating. He’s averaging 246.4 yards per game (No. 13 in the NFL) and has seven touchdowns (tied for No. 26) and eight interceptions (tied for 10th most).

The Redskins (4-4) will rely on McNabb for a playoff push in the half of 2010. McNabb is due a $5 million base salary this season and a $6.2 million roster bonus.


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One Response to “Donovan McNabb Receives Five-Year Contract Extension”

  1. Chris_Miller says:

    Russ,

    Everyone was bewildered when Shannahan (I refuse to write Shanny) benched McNabb. He was dancing like T.O. and OchoCinco after a TD trying to explain that move.
    But now, by signing McNabb to an incredibly generous contract, on the day he faces his former team in an NFC East showdown, a certain amount of risk is transferred to McNabb.
    If the Redskins get blown-out tonight, or even if the don’t make it a tooth and nail fight, you could very possibly have the knee-jerk reaction against McNabb. “He cashed out.” Etc, ad nauseam.
    Maybe that doesn’t matter to the front-office (and possibly helps) if their ultimate goal is to trade McNabb at the end of this season. But I think it runs the risk of sending another mixed message to the fan base about the team’s intentions, decision making, and competency.