Snyder hopes McNabb is his 2011 starting QB
Daniel Snyder gave about seven zillion interviews on Friday, and I'm still trying to track them all down, but in at least two he said explicitly that he hopes Donovan McNabb is the team's 2011 starting quarterback. Here he was on the Jim Rome Show.
Rome: "Who's your starting quarterback next year?"
Snyder: "Hopefully it's Donovan McNabb. Right now it's Donovan McNabb. I think he's a proven leader, and a terrific person, terrific person. And I'm hopeful we'll continue as we had last season."
Snyder said much the same to 103.3, ESPN Radio's Dallas affiliate.
The rest of the Rome interview was largely about Snyder's maturation as an owner, which is how the segment started.
"I've matured," Snyder said. "As humans, we get older. I got the club, I was 34 years old, and I'm 46 now. I've been around the block, I understand how patient you have to be in the NFL, and how much effort you have to do as well. So it's taken me some time, but I'm like a good wine, I'm maturing with age. It's something that I'm proud of. I'm proud of a lot of the accomplishments, and I'm proud of the direction now of the franchise with Mike Shanahan and Bruce Allen. I've got some really good people. They're doing a nice job, and working hard."
Later, Rome asked Snyder if this was difficult.
"No, it's the same process I went through with Joe Gibbs for four years," Snyder said. "As Joe said, he had no budget, and he exceeded it. So my role is to help sign the checks, support what they want to do and their missions in free agency, and whatever decision and route they take I'm sure will be different than what Joe did, but I'll be the same as I was with him. And I think he went on the record just recently again, reiterating the same thing, that his experience with me was spectacular, and I was supportive and never said no to him, as he said."
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