Big NFC East Rumor

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How is this for solid journalism?  I’m going to link to a blog that is reporting what he heard in an email about what a guy posted on a fan site about what he heard on the radio.  Still, the rumor is too juicy, and the guy reporting it is too trustworty (and he traces the “sources” very responsibly) not to put here.

Accoridng to our sister site, Phin Phantic, Donovan McNabb is on his way to the Dolphins, perhaps for a first day pick or for Jason Taylor. This makes sense in a lot of ways.  Clearly, the Eagles window is closing on McNabb and this version of the Eagles.  If anyone needs evidence of this you only need to look as far as the comments of my mock draft where several Eagles fans were trying to tell me they had good linebackers. The Philly fans have just not ever liked McNabb.

Additionally, it doesn’t make sense for the Dolphins to wait too long to rebuild.  Parcells needs to show he’s in charge with a big move.  McNabb is young enough he can provide a legitimate QB for at least three more years giving the Dolphins time to figure out if Beck is their long term answer or they need another QB. 

The Dolphins won’t trade the #1 overall pick for McNabb, but wouldn’t the first pick of the second or third round seem like plenty for McNabb considering his injury track record and that Randy Moss was traded for a 4th rounder just last year?  I’m not saying Mcnabb’s star has fallen quite as far as Moss’ had, but on the other hand, McNabb has never been as good as Moss was before he slid for a couple of years. When you factor in the price of QB’s, a second or third rounder seems about right.

We’ll keep on top of this as it obviously effects the balance of power in the NFC East. 

-DW

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