2009 Could Be McNabb's Favorite Offseason
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Donovan McNabb said he would not renegotiate his contract until he sees what the Eagles do in the offseason.
Nothing looked to go his way early on, as the Eagle’s lost defensive leader Brian Dawkins, running back Correll Buckhalter, and offensive linemen Jon Runyan and Tra Thomas.
With the Eagles losing these types of players, it seemed Mcnabb would not renegotiate. But it was still early, and he would need to wait and see what would happen later.
In the beginning of free agency the Eagles signed offensive lineman Stacy Andrews. On April 17, the Eagles acquired offensive tackle Jason Peters for the 28th overall pick and a fourth round pick.
These are two young guys who will strengthen the Eagles' offensive line, but are they upgrades from the veterans? Only time will tell.
Now that McNabb has help on the line, he knows his health will be in good hands. He now has a strong, dominant line that will help him and Brian Westbrook be successful.
So what else would make Donovan happy? No matter what, the 21st pick will be an offensive player.
Knowing the Eagles’ front office is unpredictable, I have two suggestions that will make this offseason McNabb’s favorite.
First, the team should trade up and get Knowshon Moreno. There are teams that pick before the Eagles who are interested in Moreno or any running back, so the chances of Moreno of being there at 21 are not that great.
Picking up Moreno would give Philly a threatening backfield. Let's not forget the Eagles also acquired Leonard Weaver at fullback. Having Westbrook, Weaver, and Moreno will fix our third-and-short problems.
Assuming all of this panned out, what would happen if we were to trade for a receiver? How good would this offense be if we signed someone like Anquan Boldin?
I know this is unlikely, but just imagine it. We could have Boldin on the right, DeSean Jackson on the left, and Kevin Curtis in the slot. With those three men, plus Moreno and Westbook in the backfield, who would defenses focus on?
It could arguably be a dream come true for McNabb.
Anything could happen this weekend, but it doesn’t hurt to dream.
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