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Now this is not technically a free-agent signing, but the impact is felt the same way.
The addition of quarterback Donovan McNabb to the Minnesota Vikings is a move that was made a year too late.
McNabb's reputation has been dragged through the mud enough over the years that a clean break was needed once again.
In Philadelphia, his time had come and gone, there was no question about that. A changing of the guard was sorely needed in order for the franchise to form a new identity.
In Washington, it was a match made in hell.
McNabb is not one to accept criticism of his play, his work ethic or his manhood.
All three came under fire in D.C. by head coach Mike Shanahan. The pairing of McNabb and the controlling Shanahan was clearly never going to work out for either side.
Minnesota is where McNabb deserves to be. The familiarity factor that made the Vikings a likely destination from a trade via Philadelphia still remains in head coach Leslie Frazier.
Hopefully, McNabb and Frazier can form a relationship much like the quarterback did with Andy Reid in Philadelphia.