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KEY PLAYERS: Donovan McNabb, Joe Webb
The Redskins are a team stuck at the bottom of their division with a bunch of declining veteran QBs.
The Vikings are a team stuck at the bottom of their division with a bunch of young, inexperienced QBs.
I think it has been established that Christian Ponder will be the main man in Minnesota, but a vet like McNabb could really help him along his journey from college to the NFL. I don't think McNabb will be a legitimate starter anymore, but having the presence of a Pro Bowl vet who has played well in the NFL could really help Ponder his first year.
When Favre was having a great year under center for the Vikings in 2009, they were knocking on the door of the Super Bowl with a lot of the same players who will be back in 2011. If Ponder can come through for the Vikings as a starter, they could see a return to the playoffs, possibly the Super Bowl.
Joe Webb is also a key part of this deal.
He completed 60 percent of his passes last year and rushed for two touchdowns, showing he has some potential in the NFL. Already he is shaping up to be a better starter than Rex Grossman or John Beck, both of whom are way past their prime. He would bring the Redskins a promising young QB and could benefit from some mentoring from the vets, but Webb could also step in and give them a decent starter.
Webb could also benefit hugely from the Redskins grabbing Plaxico Burress to give him a sure-handed receiver alongside Santana Moss, but in any case Webb to the Skins gives them some hope for the future.
The Vikings could stick with Ponder and Webb though, and the Skins could throw the season to draft Andrew Luck.