Donovan McNabb still has not yet signed a contract extension with the Washington Redskins. His contract expires at the end of the 2010 season. Is there reason to worry?
No, there is no reason to worry, as it has appeared from day one that McNabb was signed in to a gentlemen’s agreement and would take time finding the right deal that would allow him to play his remaining years in Washington, and hopefully securing a championship in the process.
So what is the hold up? Perhaps two other big name quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, have not yet signed their extensions, so McNabb is wise to wait. It is all about market price and McNabb wants to get his fair share of the dues. When was the last time Dan Snyder was unable to pay his man? This deal can and will be done, other factors needs to play first.
Any other incentive to stay? I have two reasons. The first is the most obvious, to play Philly twice a year. McNabb was traded from the Eagles, to what they considered to be the best place for him. Also believing that Kevin Kolb is their quarterback of the future, the Eagles were inclined to move forward without McNabb. So why DC? Perhaps the Skins made the best offer. In any case, he will now see them twice a year. As long as his body is willing, he will not take it easy on them. The other reason is the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys beat the Eagles three times last year with McNabb at the helm. To pour salt in the wounds, they shut them out in the regular season finale. Now playing for the Redskins, his personal rivalry and his new team’s established rivalry will add spice to an already intriguing storyline.
Stay tuned for “Tails”…what happens in McNabb doesn’t re-sign?
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