Contract Near Completion? Redskins, McNabb Talking Contract Extension

Old AccountSenior Writer IApril 5, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Philadelphia Eagles at Cowboys Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Less than 24 hours removed from the biggest blockbuster of the offseason, the Washingon Redskins are wasting no time.

Having traded a second round pick in this years pick, along with a condontional pick next year, the Redskins have found the closest quarterback that can lead them to a Super Bowl.

What is next for both Washington and McNabb? A contract extension, which is already beginning the process.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, both sides have begun talking a contract extension, sources have said.

My immediate thinking when I hear contract extension is probably about a three-year deal, with fours years being the maximum.

McNabb is currently 33 years old, and with Bruce Allen now handling the finances, it is unlikely they will dump a boat load of cash unless they know McNabb can perform well into his late 30's.

As of this moment, everything certainly seems well in the Nations Capitol.

A new quarterback has been found, and the Redskins won't take to long to ensure the fan base that McNabb will be there for quite some time.

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