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?
Those who are worried about McNabb being a one-and-done with the Redskins have a legitimate reason to be weary. The Redskins went 4-12 last year, and were easily the doormat of the NFC East. Mike Shannahan is the coach, and a significant upgrade over Jim Zorn, but what about the pieces around him?
When speaking at his own press conference last April, it was almost certain that McNabb would sign quickly and there would be nothing to worry about. It is August and he still not locked up.
What is the worst that could happen? What if he gets hurt in training camp or preseason? What if he is forced to miss the first few weeks? What if the Redskins underperform? These could all be reasons why he would not sign during the season and then become a free agent next season. Who knows if Brett Favre plays next year, perhaps McNabb would want to reunite with Brad Childress in Minnesota for the Vikings.
None of my speculation holds merit, but stranger things have happened.
Here is another idea to ponder; what if he isn’t any good this season? There has to be a reason why Philly easily gave him away to a division rival. The Cowboys took the Eagles, led by McNabb, apart with ease in twilight of regular season and first round of the playoffs. If anything that fact alone is concerning. It is hard to beat any team twice in the NFL. Let alone two weeks in a row, and might I add each game wasn’t even close.
Could McNabb really be done, and the Eagles knew it? If McNabb goes unsigned and the Redskins fail to win, and win convincingly; this may be a one-and-done.
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