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Posted at 4:38 PM ET, 12/17/2010

Donovan McNabb to Arizona? Not so fast, one writer says

By Cindy Boren

Will Donovan McNabb end up as the quarterback of the Arizona Cardinals? The notion that McNabb could end up working year-round in the state in which he owns a home and practices in the offseason is always a hot topic of speculation, but at least one blog is shooting it down.

Kent Somers, who covers the Cardinals for the Arizona Republic, says there's never been a factual basis for the chatter. Of course, McNabb still is the property of the Redskins, but if, as many speculate, he is finished in Washington, Somers doesn't see Arizona jumping into the bidding. "Over the last two years, I've asked Cardinals officials numerous times about alleged interest in McNabb," Somers writes. "Each time, they have dismissed it."

McNabb has never played in this offensive system. There are allegations that he's not the hardest working guy in the business.He has no ties to this coaching staff, which doesn't seem to hold him in as high a regard as some fans.
Maybe the Cardinals will show interest this time. They will look to bring in a veteran quarterback next season, and they will be tempted to draft one with their first selection. Maybe McNabb would be a nice bridge to the future. But again, I doubt it happens.

By Cindy Boren  | December 17, 2010; 4:38 PM ET
Categories:  Redskins  
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Comments

This rumor came purely from the imagination of one Michael Wilbon.

Posted by: ZeroHero0 | December 17, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Zero, so "Kent Somers" is a pseudonym used by Michael Wilbon?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 17, 2010 6:43 PM | Report abuse

What I mean is, Kent Somers admits that he's been asking about McNabb-to-the-Cardinals for two years, and I assume he's written about it during that time, so he would be just as guilty of propagating this rumor as Wilbon.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | December 17, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

No, not Cardinals but Vikings, yes. Have a strong feeling the Redskins will explore options in trading McNabb since he is still under contract. I don't think Favre will come back next year. How about the Titans? Haynesworth and McNabb for Vince Young and a 1st round pick? Ok, maybe that's steep but imagine the energy level Haynesworth will have when he is back home. Definitely worth a 1st round but I'm not gonna be picky though.

Posted by: RedCherokee | December 18, 2010 1:27 AM | Report abuse

I just realized the downside is that their contracts are not guaranteed next season. That's a bummer. Maybe teams wants to trade instead of losing them to waivers or free agency? I'm not certain if they are tradeable at this point?

Posted by: RedCherokee | December 18, 2010 1:43 AM | Report abuse

Does any on really care??? Nothing good will happen till Danny boy sells the team to a real owner!!!

Posted by: Jimbo77 | December 18, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

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