Well, you had to assume it would happen this way.
Mike Shanahan, the new coach in Washington, just landed McNabb in a trade that involves draft picks, and no CB that costs $16 million for one season.
As things stand though, this may be the best thing that could happen for the Raiders.
Well for one, our CB is still the all-world Nnamdi Asomugha. For two, we still have the number eight slot in the draft and we know what Bruce Gradkowski and Charlie Frye have in store. JaMarcus Russell is a question mark, but that should be discovered in training camp. Good or bad, we'll know.
Sure, Donovan McNabb is a great QB, but at the same time what happens if he goes out in week two and breaks an ankle? What if he hits the infield dirt and shreds a knee?
Congrats, we just bought a benchwarmer with a $9 million contract and no CB to defend with.
As things stand, Oakland now can go back to plan A: Using the draft to find some tackles on offense and defense, look for a late round WR, or even a QB as a backup.
And we'll still have Asomugha annoying opposing QBs for next season.