We Want Both Of Them!

Nathan WekContributor IMarch 26, 2010

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 31: Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks to pass during the 2010 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 31, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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This week Eagle quarterback McNabb told management that if he was to be traded he would prefer it being to the Minnesota Vikings.  The real question is why would he pick Minnesota.  First off, McNabb would be reunited with former offensive coordinator Brad Childress.  Second of all, the Vikings would put in place another quarterback who would fill the missing puzzle piece with the Vikings.  The third thing that would work to the vikings advantage would be that McNabb is familiar with the west coast offense.

Here is where the real issues come into play with this whole ordeal.  The Brett Favre saga may not be over yet and many Minnesotan's believe that he will continue to play another season.  What if the Vikings would trade their first round pick to the eagles for McNabb with the understanding that McNabb would be second string for Favre's final year of his contract?  This way the Vikings would have at least four to five more years of quarterback issues solved, possibly even up to seven.

The best option for the Vikings would probably be to work something out where you can get McNabb and have Favre come back for his final year.  Favre is definitely wanted over McNabb, but McNabb would definitely be welcomed by most of the fans and he would definitely fit in well.  This could save the Vikings from all of the hassles to come when Favre retires.  Who knows maybe if you bring in McNabb, then Westbrook might follow to fill Chester Taylor's spot.  With this transaction the Vikings could be very dangerous in the years to come!