In case you missed one of the various NFL Total Access’ last night, Sports Illustrated senior writer Peter King speculated that the Miami Dolphins would perhaps be a good landing spot for veteran quarterback Donovan McNabb. McNabb is currently apart of the Washington Redskins squad, but appears to be on his way out.
I would not like this move for various reasons. One, it appears McNabb is well on the downside of his career. The Dolphins are indeed looking for cheap veteran help, but to bring in a guy like McNabb who has an intimidating presence on any roster, may in fact hurt Henne’s progress rather than push him to being the starter we all believed he could be. The media would go crazy, along with the fans, calling for McNabb the second Henne slips up, and for Henne to succeed this year, he needs to know that the team is behind him 100 percent, and not have the team divided and the fans calling for his head, which is what would likely happen if the team struggles out of the gate.
King stated in the interview that McNabb is a guy who would not likely be on the move until a couple days of free agency, possibly a week. He wants to stay back and see what the market is and what the Redskins are willing to do with him. He has been linked to the Minnesota Vikings earlier in the off-season, and now the Dolphins have been thrown into the mix as well.
With free agency set to likely start sometime next week, and the Dolphins not giving any indication on exactly who they are interested in this off-season, the McNabb debate shall most likely continue throughout the week until he is indeed signed by either the Fins or another team in the league. So let’s hear your thoughts on whether you’d like to see McNabb in South Beach this year, as a backup, or even the starter?