According to sources, the Minnesota Vikings have set up a preliminary deal with the Washington Redskins that will send quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Vikings to ruin the Vikings 2011 playoff hopes.
No, that is not really what the Redskins will receive in return but that is the likely outcome. The Vikings will most likely have to send Washington some low draft picks to acquire McNabb and that enough is to much for the old Philly legend.
McNabb was benched (twice) on a Redskins team last year that was just god awful. I don't care how good you once were, but if you are currently third in line on a last place team to Rex Grossman and John Beck (who?) then no team should be interested in you. Not even the Vikings.
I know what McNabb brings and I know his storied past of four NFC championship games, but doesn't it mean something when the guy cant win a ring if his life depended on it? For some time, his life really did depend on it with those crazy Philly fans. Gotta love them.
The Vikings need to take a step back and forget what once was and think about the future. Christian Ponder is ready to start now barring OTA's and limited practice time. Yes, that is right he is ready to start now.
Ponder has everything he needs to be successful: Adrian Peterson, two receiving tight ends and one, maybe two, star receivers.
McNabb threw 14 touchdowns last season with 15 interceptions. I am confident Ponder can do better than that, and certainly better knowing his accuracy. McNabb's completion percentage has dropped four straight years while his interceptions have increased. Time to hang it up.
The Vikings are trying to avoid rebuilding, but McNabb is a waste and due way too much money for what should be a backup quarterback. Honestly, Ponder can help avoid rebuilding now better than any other option. He is accurate and the only thing McNabb has on him at this point in his career is experience.
I know to some, experience is everything but Ponder can only take the Vikings forward and McNabb can set them back in Brett Favre-esq style.
McNabb is high-risk, low-reward, and a whole lot of money. He is not the key to the Vikings' success. A veteran quarterback to back up Ponder is more then necessary, but there are far more capable quarterbacks out there who still aren't trying to relive their dreams of what once was.
McNabb is still in that foggy state of mind and hopefully will stay far, far away from Minnesota.