Bradford Blocker: Was Donovan McNabb to the ‘Skins Really An Act Of Subterfuge?

April 8, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

If you’ve been scouring the sports newswires today, you’ve undoubtedly by now seen the latest gem regarding the Donovan McNabb trade.
According to ProFootballTalk and NBC Sports (among other sources), ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter is allegedly floating a theory that can be at best described at highly conspiratorial and at worst considered absolutely insane.
Schefter is saying that he has talked with multiple NFL executives who firmly believe that the Eagles traded Donovan McNabb to the Redskins in an attempt to block the Redskins from taking Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford.
Apparently, the execs he talked to said that the Eagles are high on Bradford and don't want to have to play against him twice a year for the next decade, so they traded McNabb to Washington for a second-round pick—a move that would not only make Washington less likely to draft a quarterback, but also take away a key piece of ammunition they would need if they wanted to move up to ...

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