Eagles Announce Rebuilding Year By Trading Donovan McNabb to Redskins

April 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

While final terms haven't been disclosed as of yet, the Eagles just traded Donovan McNabb , their starting quarterback, for the No. 37 overall pick from the Washington Redskins (and either a third/fourth round pick next season).
By trading McNabb to the Redskins and receiving such a paltry return, the Eagles have officially raised the white flag on 2010.
I understand that McNabb comes with some warts, and a 33-year-old quarterback in the final season of his contract isn't typically in too high of demand.
But you don't trade your franchise quarterback—a guy who has led your team to new heights, a guy who's likely to go down as the best quarterback in your franchise's history —for a second round pick. Ever.
The first signs of trouble should have come when the Eagles opted to release LB Will Witherspoon at the start of free agency.
Witherspoon, who was only due $5 million this season, provided much-needed linebacker depth for the Eagles last season aft...

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