Washington Redskins’ Acquisiton of Donovan McNabb Changes Face of NFL

April 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In a move that can only be called stunning, the Philadelphia Eagles have traded franchise quarterback Donovan McNabb to their division rival, the Washington Redskins, for picks in the 2010 and 2011 NFL drafts.

Not only does the move completely alter the NFL and NFC East landscape, but it now completely clarifies what the Redskins intend to do with their #4 overall choice.

Washington has been moving towards a west coast offense for a couple of years now, and in McNabb they get an experienced WCO veteran who will be a fiery locker room presence for the rebuilding team. He knows the league, is cool and calm in the face of pressure and the poor January 2010 showings aside, and has generally done well in the playoffs.

McNabb is a player that Mike and Kyle Shanahan think they can clearly trust with their new team, otherwise there’s no way they pay a second round choice to the Eagles right now. Though always limited by injuries, such a move could completely re...

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