Donovan McNabb Traded To the Washington Redskins

Joshua CareySenior Analyst IApril 5, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - DECEMBER 20:  Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles drops back to pass against the San Francisco 49ers at Lincoln Financial Field on December 20, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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According to Adam Schefter, Donovan McNabb is now a Washington Redskin and the Kevin Kolb era is officially set to begin in Philly.

Schefter reported the news via his Twitter account saying.

"Filed to ESPN: Donovan McNabb has been traded to the Washington Redskins. Compensation still unknown. But McNabb's a Redskin."

He then followed up with the following.

"The Kevin Kolb Era is now underway in Philadelphia."

McNabb being shipped out of town is of no surprise but it is somewhat of a surprise that he was sent to the 'Skins. The trade marks Kevin Kolb's journey as the Eagles new quarterback and they certainly hope he is their guy to win a Super Bowl.

The Eagles and Skins trade for McNabb is a blockbluster in-division trade which is most likely to involve the Redskins' second round pick in this year's draft.

Schefter reports that McNabb's contract is set to have him being a free agent after the 2010 season, and he is also due a $6.2 million roster bonus on May 5.

With new Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan trading for McNabb, they get a Pro Bowl quarterback and one that has a winning record. While McNabb has yet to win a Super Bowl, he has to be considered a upgrade over Jason Campbell.

Speaking of Campbell, this trade certainly marks the end for Campbell in Washington and shakes the up the NFL draft which takes place in a few short weeks.

Notre Dame quarterback Jimmy Clausen and Texas quarterback Colt McCoy had been in direct talks with Washington. Now, it's almost certain that the soon-to-be NFL rookie quarterbacks will call a different team home come draft day.

For more info involving the trade follow ESPN NFL Guru, Adam Schefter: http://twitter.com/Adam_Schefter  

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