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Report: McNabb headed to Washington

Philly sends Pro Bowl quarterback to Redskins for draft picks. Joe Fortenbaugh

Print This April 04, 2010, 08:42 PM EST
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Leave it to the Eagles to trade quarterback Donovan McNabb on the eve of Roy Halladay’s debut in Philadelphia.

The six-time Pro Bowl quarterback is headed to division-rival Washington in exchange for the Redskins second round pick (37th overall) and a third or fourth round pick in 2011, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.

There will be plenty to say and write about this in the next few days, so we’ll leave it at that.

Halladay’s going to need a shutout tomorrow to grab the headlines.

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sdclams
Apr 04, 2010
08:46 PM

A steal by the Skins, I am surprised it did not take a 1st rounder to get McNabb. Now if they can just get the rest of the team in order around him, they may be on to something.

Big night for dynasty fantasy owners who have the young Washington receivers.

Michael
Apr 04, 2010
08:52 PM

not a steal by the skins.

We have nothing around him. We needed to be rebuilding through the draft, and giving away our 2nd rounder and another next year for the 33yr old McNabb is not ideal.

he is a great QB, but we have no offensive line.

I really was hoping we took the rebuilding process slowly and developed our own guys for our own system. We are not in the position to be trading draft picks for veterans who are on the back 9.

Again, I understand this is an upgrade at QB, but what difference does it make when we have weaknesses at nearly ever other position.

jim hulshizer
Apr 04, 2010
08:53 PM

Eagles must not be afraid all the to face Donavan twice for the next few years. The Eagles are not great at a lot of things but they almost always get rid of a player at the exact right time (except dawkins). I think deal was made to give Shanaham a safety blanket. Guess this means they wont be drafting a QB in the first round, right? Well the Reskins may beat the Eagles at least once next year but the Eagles are building thru this good draft. Think they now have (2) seconds (2) thirds, forth and fifth. Will be a young team with potential in the coming years. Let the Kold era finally begin

Evan
Apr 04, 2010
08:55 PM

what will they do with jason campbell i think they should trade him to the tampa bay buccanners

Mike
Apr 04, 2010
08:58 PM

Where does this leave Campbell? Maybe there is a trade in the works there to at least get a pick back from someone. I can still see them taking a QB and letting him develop under McNabb for a year or two. They still would be better off taking Okung with the fourth and possibly finding a QB in the later rounds. Now if they could just get rid of Portis.

Yogi
Apr 04, 2010
09:00 PM

Did the Eagles not pay attention this past season when Farve returned to NFC North as a Viking and beat the Packers twice!!... Awful awful move...this is a terrible trade for the Eagles.

Mike
Apr 04, 2010
09:01 PM

Where does this leave Campbell? Maybe there is a trade in the works there to at least get a pick back from someone. I can still see them taking a QB and letting him develop under McNabb for a year or two. They still would be better off taking Okung with the fourth and possibly finding a QB in the later rounds. Now if they could just get rid of Portis.

Isaac Cox
Apr 04, 2010
09:01 PM

This means Jimmy Claussen could slip down into the 20's, as the Skins will definitely be taking an OT at #4.

A division rival. This is the second time that Philly sent a starting QB to Washington (Sonny Jurgenson). The player they choose at #37 will be under a HUGE microscope when training camp starts.

Micmac
Apr 04, 2010
09:04 PM

Michael I agree with you in part. except McNabb is not and never was a great QB. He was good and perhaps above good when he was mobile. Now he is on the downside and not somebody to build around. The Redskins paid way too much. A third rounder this year or next maybe but they have so many holes and so much rebuilding to do they need the picks more than a temporary fix.

Karl Hungus
Apr 04, 2010
09:18 PM

means the 4th pick is up for grabs to the highest bidder.......they should be able to trade down to 7-10 and recoup some of the lost picks....they are most certainly going OL with the first round pick, unless they trade way back in the first round. Pretty interesting trade, Philly must have really wanted him out. Trading him to a division rival takes some brass ones.......especially for less than a 1st round pick.

Karl Hungus
Apr 04, 2010
09:19 PM

means the 4th pick is up for grabs to the highest bidder.......they should be able to trade down to 7-10 and recoup some of the lost picks....they are most certainly going OL with the first round pick, unless they trade way back in the first round. Pretty interesting trade, Philly must have really wanted him out. Trading him to a division rival takes some brass ones.......especially for less than a 1st round pick.

thibag
Apr 04, 2010
09:19 PM

whoever said this is a steal by the skins is a dumbass. a first rounder for a 33-year-old QB whos on his downside? this move has desperation written all over it. snyder has been spending millions after millions and the team has not gotten any success, heres hoping for a veteran QB to lead them to victory.

Jimbo
Apr 04, 2010
09:21 PM

"Did the Eagles not pay attention this past season when Farve returned to NFC North as a Viking and beat the Packers twice!!... Awful awful move...this is a terrible trade for the Eagles."

Is this a serious comment? Yeah, worry about a completely different situation for only one season....jesus, you are not bright.

Wow, the Packers only have their franchise QB for the next decade. Terrible for them.

renhoekk
Apr 04, 2010
09:33 PM

I am a Skins fan and I love this trade. This was not the draft to go looking for a franchise quarterback. I would rather they do this then trade up for Bradford. We need the picks and it would have cost more then a 2nd and future 4th. Jimmy Clausen is a joke. He could not lead his team to beat Navy twice, The Air Force Academy, Connecticut, Stanford, or Syracuse but somehow he was going to beat the Cowboys, Eagles and Giants. If he played for Colorado State we wouldn't even know his name.

While Eagles fans have had the privilege to watch McNabb play at a Pro Bowl caliber level while leading his team to the division title and deep into the playoffs year after year after year and even to the Super Bowl, Redskins fans have had to endure the hapless efforts of Daniel Snyder and (Fill in the Coach's Name Here) trot out semi-pro talent at quarterback. Here is a list of some of the "talent" the Redskins have started at quarterback while the Eagles have been starting Donovan McNabb.

A washed up Mark Brunell
Jason Campbell (Not half bad)
Patrick Ramsey
Tim Hasselbeck
Doug Johnson
Danny Wuerffel
Shane Matthews
Tony Banks
Jeff George
Kent Graham

End of discussion.

Day
Apr 04, 2010
09:46 PM

I'm a Skins fan and it's a relief to know they now will not be doing something crazy by trading up for Bradford or drafting Clausen at #4. Welcome to the Skins Okung ! Hopefully, they can get a pick from someone for Campbell.

T. Brown
Apr 04, 2010
10:01 PM

Should have traded him to the Raiders. He is going to love sticking it to the Eagles over and over and over again. Hope it was worth a couple draft picks. Doah!!!

T. Brown
Apr 04, 2010
10:03 PM

Should have traded him to the Raiders. He is going to love sticking it to the Eagles over and over and over again. Hope it was worth a couple draft picks. Doah!!!

meateater
Apr 04, 2010
10:17 PM

A LOT of division among Redskins fans over this deal. For my part, I like it, provided they sign Flozell too and draft Okung. Then you 're talking about a pretty soilid team. Probably hurts their efforts to trade Campbell, but they may still be able to move him for a pick. I would have preferred dealing their fourth rounder for Vick, but this could work out really well for the Skins. I'd hate to be Andy Reid if Kolb turns out to be Scott Mitchell 2.0.

NickyBarnes315
Apr 04, 2010
10:22 PM

I am a Skins fan and I love this trade. This was not the draft to go looking for a franchise quarterback. I would rather they do this then trade up for Bradford. We need the picks and it would have cost more then a 2nd and future 4th. Jimmy Clausen is a joke. He could not lead his team to beat Navy twice, The Air Force Academy, Connecticut, Stanford, or Syracuse but somehow he was going to beat the Cowboys, Eagles and Giants. If he played for Colorado State we wouldn't even know his name.

renhoekk you gotta be kidding me?! Obviously you have not watched college football and only pro ball. If you watched you would have saw that Jimmy Clausen would drive them down the field in the majority of those games and score touchdowns or field goals and watch his defense let him down again and again. My god freaking Connecticut rushed for almost 400 yards and that is supposed to be Jimmy's fault? Please he is a heady qb who had an outstanding season and is ready for the pro's. Before you talk you should watch the tape.

thibag
Apr 04, 2010
10:35 PM

theres no chance in hell okung will fall to the skins. lions made it clear that they will draft a OT with their #2 pick by signing corey williams and looking to trade for saints hargroves.

Dave in St Pete
Apr 04, 2010
10:39 PM

As a Bucs fan, we don't want Campbell. We have a VERY good young QB in Josh Freeman.
Bruce Allen is OVERRATED. Does not understand the concept of building thru the draft. Between Snyder, Allen and Shanahan, the Redskins will struggle for the next decade, always competitive, but not good enough. Lots of 9-7's. As a Bucs fan, we are digging out from the wreckage of Allen and Gruden, and it will take a few years because of the atrocious drafting by these two. Welcome to eternal mediocrity Washington.

Jeffrey
Apr 04, 2010
11:10 PM

Mcnabb'd best years may be behind him..maybe not. Look at Warner past few years. He has never really had a full set of tools around him. Granted you don't need to be loaded at every position but a qb like mcnabb can lead this team to a division title with the right tools. And what's the brew ha about giving the 2nd rounder? How many times do teams completely whiff with that pick...I mean cmon. Proven pro bowler at most important position for 2nd rounder? I'll take it all day. Andy Reid just sealed his fate. Because of kolbs one good game and work vs the practice squad...let's get real. Completely unproven. Eagles needed a fewsmall changes and upgrades, not a new qb.

Jeffrey
Apr 05, 2010
12:16 AM

Mcnabb'd best years may be behind him..maybe not. Look at Warner past few years. He has never really had a full set of tools around him. Granted you don't need to be loaded at every position but a qb like mcnabb can lead this team to a division title with the right tools. And what's the brew ha about giving the 2nd rounder? How many times do teams completely whiff with that pick...I mean cmon. Proven pro bowler at most important position for 2nd rounder? I'll take it all day. Andy Reid just sealed his fate. Because of kolbs one good game and work vs the practice squad...let's get real. Completely unproven. Eagles needed a fewsmall changes and upgrades, not a new qb.

MP
Apr 05, 2010
02:53 AM

When I heard about this during the Yankees--Red Sox game I was, frankly, stunned. Guess Jason Campbell's days as Redskins QB are numbered. Just when you think that Dan the man is going to go a year without making his proverbial big offseason splash, he does it. Now the question is will McNabb be a rent-a-player for this year and try to score really big in FA for 2011 or will he finish his career as a Redskin. Keep in mind that McNabb has been bitten by the injury bug many times in his career. Unless the line gets some MAJOR upgrades in BOTH starters and in terms of overall depth, he could get bit again. Still, this trade has the potential to make things verrrry interesting (to borrow an old Laugh-In line) in the NFC East!

george
Apr 05, 2010
07:40 AM

He is an overated underachiever who's head is in the clouds.Yes,good numbers but THAT'S NOT WHAT THE GAME IS ABOUT.The art of quarterbacking eludes him.He can't take responsibility for his ineptness to move forward as he laughs his way to the bank the same way he laughs off bad throws and poor decisions resulting in year after year of disappointment for the fans of the game.The skins will get good numbers and a playoff game,but no more.Good to see him go.

expbob55
Apr 05, 2010
08:14 AM

Just Crazy!!!!! come on philadelphia, city and fans, when will the insanity cease. McNabb will be welcomed to THE REDSKIN NATION with a holiday, WINNERS DAY. And Eagle fans will still be reeling and crying in there beer.

Zach
Apr 05, 2010
11:32 PM

The Eagles FOR as smart as they look with their draft picks, boy they sure know how to drop a steaming load right where they sleep... I swear. The furthest possible AFC franchise is where I send him even if, I have to induce him from our end. But nO, they move him 90 miles down the road so that they get to face him twice person, not to mention that he used to eat up our own DBacks in practice each day. I can't tell you just how stupid this move is...

replica rolex
Jul 20, 2010
08:42 AM

Where does this leave Campbell? Maybe there is a trade in the works there to at least get a pick back from someone. I can still see them taking a QB and letting him develop under McNabb for a year or two. They still would be better off taking Okung with the fourth and possibly finding a QB in the later rounds. Now if they could just get rid of Portis.

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