Report: McNabb trade is done

A year later than many people thought it would go down, the Minnesota Vikings have acquired Donovan McNabb.

The Vikings completed a trade with the Washington Redskins that will send the veteran quarterback to Minnesota, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. It is believed the Redskins will receive one or two late-round draft picks depending on McNabb’s performance.

McNabb’s departure from the Redskins has been expected since late last season when coach Mike Shanahan pulled him in favor of Rex Grossman. It came after Washington signed him to a new contract, one that McNabb has agreed to re-work in order to join the Vikings.

McNabb will likely be the starting quarterback for the Vikings when the season starts so the franchise can bring along first-round draft pick Christian Ponder, who is the quarterback of the future.

Now, the Vikings have to set out to get some help for the quarterbacks after Minnesota failed to bring back Sidney Rice, who has agreed to bolt for the Seattle Seahawks.

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