Despite a number of perennial Pro Bowl (and even future Hall of Fame) players changing colors this offseason, McNabb has to stand out as the biggest name.
Rather than being installed as a helpful piece of an offense (Tomlinson), he will more than likely become the focal point of a Washington Redskins offense that dearly needed a playmaker.
The situation is not as favorable for McNabb as others, but he also hasn’t shown the same signs of decline, having put up 3,500 yards behind a 92.9 rating in 2009.
His supporting cast is somewhat lackluster, however. His primary wide receiver will be Santana Moss, a consistently productive player who at this stage of his career is probably better suited to being a very good No. 2 receiver rather than the focal point.
He will have to be, however, as the talent drop-off at wide receiver gets steep at that point, with either young, unpolished talent (Devin Thomas, Malcolm Kelly) or declining veterans several seasons removed from their heyday (Joey Galloway, Bobby Wade).
The backfield is an injury-plagued trio of overworked backs that combined for 30 catches and 1494 rushing yards (or roughly the total of Thomas Jones by himself).
McNabb knows how to make it work with a less than stellar receiving corps, but will have to lean heavily on his tight ends and Santana Moss if he hopes to reignite a stagnant Redskins offense.