Donovan McNabb has his eye on 3 NFL teams
Donovan McNabb is targeting three teams for a possible return this coming season.
But the free-agent quarterback has no idea if the phone is going to ring for him.
The Minnesota Vikings released McNabb midway through this past season, and he hasn’t played well since 2009 when he was with the Philadelphia Eagles. McNabb figured the Chicago Bears would call him when Jay Cutler was injured in November, and that didn’t happen.
“I see three teams in the NFL, right now, that I feel like I can add a little bit of flavor to it from what they have,” McNabb said on Wednesday on NFL Network. “I won’t mention those teams. But, if the phone rings, there will be a lot of decisions to make on that.”
Your guess is as good as anyone what teams those are. There are not a lot of quarterback openings in the league right now, and it’s hard to imagine any club committing to McNabb as a starter right now. He simply hasn’t played well the last two seasons, and in each stop in Washington and Minnesota he’s cast a large shadow.
McNabb has a television career ahead of him if he doesn’t play. He’s satisfied with a 13-year career that will be remembered for some excellent seasons with the Eagles.
“A lot of people take a lot of things from the game,” McNabb said. “They take away a Super Bowl ring, they take away an opportunity to play with Hall of Fame players. When I walk away from the game, I take a little bit of everything.”
Maybe we're way off here, but it's difficult for us to imagine a team reaching out to McNabb with an offer. He'll be a distracting figure in almost every locker room, and the game film of him from the last two seasons is going to be a hard sell.
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