Is Donovan The Final Piece To A Championship Puzzle In Minnesota?
According to ESPN, sources have said the Washington Redskins and Minnesota Vikings hold a trade in place centered around former Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb.
With money problems concerning McNabb’s lofty contract a hindrance (not any more) in completing the deal, a new setback has came up with McNabb being worried about how the Vikings are seeking other quarterbacks as a back-up plan if he underachieves like he did last year in Washington. Such insurance behind Donovan has him a bit irritated, however, not enough to squash his desire to get traded to Minnesota.
McNabb will be making nowhere near the $14.75 million he was scheduled to earn in Washington this season. So, it remains unclear how much or how any incentives in the new pact would change his makings.
According to the sources through ESPN, the trade will garner a 2012 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional sixth-round pick for 2013 heading to the Nation’s Capital. The ‘Skins originally complied for a fifth- and seventh-round pick from Minnesota, yet, to no avail.
Vikings first round draft pick Christian Ponder had this to say via Twitter: “Excited to have McNabb join. Will learn a lot from a Pro Bowler. But that doesn’t mean I’m not still fighting to start week 1!” The rookie QB from Florida State has that tough Seminole mentality, and is looking forward to be involved in a quarterback battle with Donovan. More importantly, could the acquisition of McNabb convince Sidney Rice to stay in the Twin Cities?
In the end, the NFC North race just got even more intriguing with McNabb landing in Minnesota. With all four teams looking the part as contenders for the division crown, you can expect the NFC North to be the most entertaining and watched division in football this season.