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Bringing in Donovan McNabb just makes sense

After FoxSports.com reported in a tweet Saturday the Redskins were attempting to trade for Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb, we contacted a person with knowledge of the Philadelphia Eagles' trade talks.

The person said that most teams had called the Eagles since late February in regard to McNabb, but he said he didn't think the Redskins were a likely destination for the 11-year veteran. I found it difficult to believe the Eagles would trade McNabb within the NFC East, and the Redskins apparently have interest in the top draft-eligible quarterbacks - Sam Bradford and Jimmy Clausen among them.

As it turned, obviously, Coach Mike Shanahan wanted McNabb. The Redskins gave up their second-round pick in the April 22-24 draft - 37th overall selection - and either a third- or fourth-round selection in the 2011 draft, depending on McNabb's performance this season, according to a league official with knowledge of the deal.

"Coach Shanahan is making it clear he came here to win football games," center Casey Rabach said late Sunday night in a phone interview. "It's going to be a completely different atmosphere from what we've known around here, but I think that's going to be a great change."

Major change was needed for a team that has finished last in the NFC East three of the past four seasons and has not played in a Super Bowl since the 1991 season. Shanahan and General Manager Bruce Allen signaled as much in releasing 10 players on the eve of the free-agent signing period. The bold move to bring in McNabb, 33, simply is the continuation of what Shanahan put in place even before he was officially hired to restore the football operation to prominence.

In McNabb, the Redskins have an accomplished, proven leader and winner. He commands respect as much for his personality as success. "You talk to guys about different guys, and he's just that type of leader as a quarterback," wide receiver Devin Thomas said. "It's the playmaking, it's the charisma ... it's everything he's done in this league for a long time."

For all of Campbell's one-time promise, there was only so much he could do in terms of attempting to take a significant leadership role on a team of high-priced veterans. He neither produced enough victories nor the type of impressive statistics that would have enabled him to rise to the level of stature of the game's top signal-callers.

To be sure, Campbell tried to be more assertive in the past two seasons. He was more vocal and continued to set a good example in his professionalism. At his core, however, Campbell is simply a nice guy. He can make all the throws, but didn't make them fast enough at times to please his many critics. And with the lofty expectations of management and Redskins fans when Campbell was drafted, combined with the people who were assembling the roster around him, it was inevitable the Campbell-Redskins marriage would end badly.

In McNabb, the Redskins now have a quarterback who has put together a potential Hall of Fame career while playing in Philadelphia. There is no tougher place to play than The City of Brotherly Love, where that brother didn't get much of it despite a long list of achievements that included being selected the 2004 NFC Offensive Player of the Year when he led the Eagles to Super Bowl XXXIX. "Donovan is tough, man, you have to be tough to play quarterback in Philly," said new Redskins offensive lineman Artis Hicks, who played alongside McNabb in Philadelphia from 2002-2005. "You know, it's kind of surprising they traded him to the Redskins, but it's great for us."

Obviously, Shanahan believes McNabb, who has operated in a West Coast scheme his entire career, has a lot left. Perhaps Shanahan still selects a quarterback in the draft to sit behind McNabb and learn (don't rule out Sam Bradford just yet) as he tries to remake the roster and win next season will laying the foundation for his son, Kyle, to one day take control of the team. McNabb could be the veteran quarterback Shanahan needs to bridge everything and really get off to a good start in attempting to rebuild the franchise, which, if he can accomplish, sure wouldn't hurt his credentials for Hall of Fame consideration.

The move to bring in McNabb simply makes sense for the Redskins - and could be among the worst mistakes in Eagles history. If Kevin Kolb, McNabb's former backup, flops as Philadelphia's new starter and McNabb returns to Lincoln Financial Field once a year for the next four years or so and torches his former team, well, several people in that organization might be held accountable.

For the Redskins, trading for McNabb actually was not risky. It's not as if the former regime put something special in place that should have been left untouched, and Campbell's time had run out. "Man, this trade just shows how our whole foundation is set up now with the new program we have with Coach Shanahan," Thomas said. "It's just so much more disciplined than it used to be, and everything they do just has a ripple effect for our whole team. We're trying to win a Super Bowl, that's our mind-set, and this trade for Donovan just makes it that much better."

By Jason Reid  |  April 5, 2010; 2:41 AM ET
Categories:  Donovan McNabb , Jason Campbell , Mike Shanahan  | Tags: Casey Rabach, Devin Thomas, Donovan McNabb, Mike Shanahan  
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Comments

I just pooped my pants.

And it has nothing to do with this trade.

I just wanted to poop, so I pooed in my pants.

Posted by: Poopy_McPoop | April 5, 2010 2:55 AM | Report abuse

Still in shock!

Posted by: abxinc | April 5, 2010 2:58 AM | Report abuse

Expect the unexpected, so would we have McNabb, Campbell and Rex? or McNabb, Rex and Colt? or McNabb, Rex and Teebow? Shanny should at least take good care of Jason Campbell.

Posted by: abxinc | April 5, 2010 3:01 AM | Report abuse

Campbell is as good as gone. The only thing left to to is book the plane ticket.

I'm getting down on Oakland for a third.

It will be easier to figure the draft when all the after shocks from the McNabb move are over, but right now I figure its McNabb, Rexy and Colt B.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | April 5, 2010 3:08 AM | Report abuse

Yes! Can't wait to see McNabb in the burgundy-and-gold!

Posted by: bobisimo | April 5, 2010 3:09 AM | Report abuse

I think it's a silly trade.

2 DRAFT PICKS for an aging QB that might last a year or two - dealing away our future...BUSINESS AS USUAL!!!

Splashy signings of aging veterans. George Allen all over again.

Posted by: charley42 | April 5, 2010 3:20 AM | Report abuse

This is a great deal considering we still kept our 1st round pick this yr and next. It would be even a better deal if we could extend him by about 4yrs. He has a lot left in the tank and you don't think he wants to win against Philly each and every time we see them? There won't be a more motivated QB in the NFL this yr period.

Posted by: pokerfaceI208 | April 5, 2010 3:42 AM | Report abuse

Campbell and our 5th to Oakland for their 2nd. Terrence Cody, Tebow, or more O-line.

Posted by: lordtwang | April 5, 2010 3:46 AM | Report abuse

Ok there have been sooo many comments that this trade is bad because he is an "aging QB" so at 33 he is too old....hmmmm

Here are the ages of the QBs who have won a super bowl at the age of 30 and over...these are just the winners...

(not even counting QBs like Joe Theismann who lost a super bowl at age 34 or the countless NFC/AFC Championship games whcih featured over 30 QBs like Steve deburg, jim kelly and warner at age 37)

Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers - 33
Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers - 34
Len Dawson, Kansas City Chiefs - 34
Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts - 37
Ken Stabler, Oakland Raiders - 31
Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys - 35
Terry Bradshaw, Steelers - 30
Terry Bradshaw, Steelers - 31
Jim Plunkett, Oakland Raiders - 33
Joe Theismann, Redskins - 33
Jim Plunkett, Raiders - 36
Phil Simms, New York Giants - 32
Doug Williams, Redskins - 32
Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers - 32
Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers - 33
Mark Rypien, Redskins - 30
Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers - 33
John Elway, Denver Broncos - 37
John Elway, Denver Broncos - 38
Brad Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 34
Drew Brees, NO Saints - 31

POINT IS???? Mcnabb is NOT washed up and too old.

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 3:57 AM | Report abuse

Ok there have been sooo many comments that this trade is bad because he is an "aging QB" so at 33 he is too old....hmmmm

Here are the ages of the QBs who have won a super bowl at the age of 30 and over...these are just the winners...

(not even counting QBs like Joe Theismann who lost a super bowl at age 34 or the countless NFC/AFC Championship games which featured over 30 QBs like Brett Favre, Steve Deburg, Jim Kelly and Warner who lost the SB at age 37)

Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers - 33
Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers - 34
Len Dawson, Kansas City Chiefs - 34
Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts - 37
Ken Stabler, Oakland Raiders - 31
Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys - 35
Terry Bradshaw, Steelers - 30
Terry Bradshaw, Steelers - 31
Jim Plunkett, Oakland Raiders - 33
Joe Theismann, Redskins - 33
Jim Plunkett, Raiders - 36
Phil Simms, New York Giants - 32
Doug Williams, Redskins - 32
Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers - 32
Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers - 33
Mark Rypien, Redskins - 30
Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers - 33
John Elway, Denver Broncos - 37
John Elway, Denver Broncos - 38
Brad Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 34
Drew Brees, NO Saints - 31

POINT IS???? McNabb is NOT washed up and too old.

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 3:59 AM | Report abuse

oops posted twice...sorry bout that.

Posted by: leevi98 | April 5, 2010 4:00 AM | Report abuse

Campbell and our 5th to Oakland for their 2nd. Terrence Cody, Tebow, or more O-line.

Posted by: lordtwang

This is something I can get behind...alas, but once more tis but a dream methinks.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | April 5, 2010 4:09 AM | Report abuse

We'll get three years of wear out of McNabb as a starter, and I think he'll play well.
Just getting away from those retarded Philly fans and all the stupid criticism they pile on him will help. I mean we kick around Campbell, but not with nearly at much derision and anger as Philly did with McNabb and McNabb was their most productive QB in history.

I always wondered if there was some part of McNabb that subconsciously sabotaged big games to get back at Philly for the abuse. If so, now we got their Philly-hatin' HOF QB! See you in September fellas!

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | April 5, 2010 4:21 AM | Report abuse

I think it's a silly trade.

2 DRAFT PICKS for an aging QB that might last a year or two - dealing away our future...BUSINESS AS USUAL!!!

Splashy signings of aging veterans. George Allen all over again.

Posted by: charley42

I didn't like this at first, but the more you think about it the more it makes sense. We needed a starting QB who is neither a project or a pud. Campbell was not what Shanny wanted. We could go for the QB crapshoot in the draft or we could get a known quantity. Our offense will benefit immensely from having Mcnabb, so much so that we could say that players we could have gotten at 37 (without mcnabb) would have been less effective anyway in the absence of a QB like mcnabb. For that matter, any players we picked up this year on offense would have been less effective without mcnabb (leadership experience etc)

I think Philly dealt him for two reasons primarily: cost of keeping him (paying him big money and watching his value diminish as time passes), and Kolb is the future.

So what we got now...get rid of campbell for a pick at get two ot's and a fs at least.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | April 5, 2010 4:45 AM | Report abuse

I think it's a silly trade.

2 DRAFT PICKS for an aging QB that might last a year or two - dealing away our future...BUSINESS AS USUAL!!!

Splashy signings of aging veterans. George Allen all over again.

Posted by: charley42

I THINK WE ARE MISSING SOMETHING...SNYDER IS STILL IN CHARGE! THIS IS HIS DOING! SIGN AN OVER THE HILL GUY- GIVE AWAY TWO GREAT DRAFT PICKS AND SHANALLEN LOOKS LIKE THEY PULLED THE TRIGGER. CLOSE CHARLEY.....

Posted by: KurtShanaman | April 5, 2010 4:51 AM | Report abuse

Hey brownwood:

Where are we going with this? Man we've got to get some picks back now. SOUP for a third seems logical. CARTER might get the second back. JARMON and McDANIELS with ORAKPO at OLB makes the DE position mighty thin though.

Posted by: glawrence007 | April 5, 2010 4:56 AM | Report abuse

I'd like to know what the iggles' fans are saying about this on their blogs. Any RI posters feel like lurking? I'm too lazy.

Posted by: hogmeister | April 5, 2010 5:03 AM | Report abuse

think it's a silly trade.

2 DRAFT PICKS for an aging QB that might last a year or two - dealing away our future...BUSINESS AS USUAL!!!

Splashy signings of aging veterans. George Allen all over again.

Posted by: charley42

I THINK WE ARE MISSING SOMETHING...SNYDER IS STILL IN CHARGE! THIS IS HIS DOING! SIGN AN OVER THE HILL GUY- GIVE AWAY TWO GREAT DRAFT PICKS AND SHANALLEN LOOKS LIKE THEY PULLED THE TRIGGER. CLOSE CHARLEY.....

Posted by: KurtShanaman

'tarded. Calm down Kurt; your stupid is showing.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | April 5, 2010 5:07 AM | Report abuse

I am with mcpoop

Posted by: _Stumped_ | April 5, 2010 5:14 AM | Report abuse

I am with mcpoop

Posted by: _Stumped_ | April 5, 2010 5:14 AM | Report abuse

Having recovered from the intial shock earlier this evening.......i've determined that this is not a horrid trade IF we get 3-4 years out of McNabb & if we get a pick back for trading JC.

McNabb is definitely better than drafting a Tebow or McCoy in the 2nd Round.

The question is...if the RAMS don't take Bradford at #1....what do the Skins do???
Okung vs Bradford...that's a tough decision to make.

Anyone else feeling we should sign Flozell Adams immediately if solely for depth or to smack into position at RT in case of emergency?

Posted by: GoonieGooGoo | April 5, 2010 5:19 AM | Report abuse

Anyone else feeling we should sign Flozell Adams immediately if solely for depth or to smack into position at RT in case of emergency?

Posted by: GoonieGooGoo | April 5, 2010 5:19 AM | Report abuse

I suppose if we can get him for a cheap one year deal it would be a good move...as it would also relieve some of the draft pressure and open up more options of what to do with the 4. Having said that, it wouldn't hurt my feelings if we kept the guy around long enough to take some reps in camp before we cut him.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | April 5, 2010 5:30 AM | Report abuse

I'm seriously torn on this move. On one hand, the team is undoubtedly better than they were now that they'll have coach Mike Shanahan on the sidelines and McNabb under center. But on the other hand, they are supposed to be rebuilding and giving up two high draft picks for a 33 year-old quarterback is NOT rebuilding in any sense of the word.

Still trusting in Allen and Shanny over here. The only thing that'll run me nuts is if we STILL take a QB at #4...

Posted by: brownwood26 | April 5, 2010 5:41 AM | Report abuse

Having recovered from the intial shock earlier this evening.......i've determined that this is not a horrid trade IF we get 3-4 years out of McNabb & if we get a pick back for trading JC.

McNabb is definitely better than drafting a Tebow or McCoy in the 2nd Round.

The question is...if the RAMS don't take Bradford at #1....what do the Skins do???
Okung vs Bradford...that's a tough decision to make.

Anyone else feeling we should sign Flozell Adams immediately if solely for depth or to smack into position at RT in case of emergency?

Posted by: GoonieGooGoo | April 5, 2010 5:42 AM | Report abuse

But even if the Eagles were willing to trade McNabb within the division, I'm not sure McNabb is the type of quarterback Shanahan would prefer as he begins the task of trying to restore the Redskins to prominence. And from what we're hearing at Redskins Park these days, Shanahan's vote is the only one that really counts.


By Jason Reid | April 3, 2010; 6:45 PM ET

Whaaaa? He is a career WCO system QB with knowledge of the division? HE can only help the Shannys get familar with the division while going to the SB....

WTF????????

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 3, 2010 8:08 PM

(This is just the begining)

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 5, 2010 5:42 AM | Report abuse

ComcastSportsnet (CSN) just shot this rumor down. They actually have inside access to the Redskins. CSN reported the Redskins told them they HAVE NOT made inquiries about McNabb and that the Eagles would never trade him to a division rival anyway.

Posted by: Lisa_R | April 3, 2010 7:22 PM


1. CSN is the REdskins...Theyll pimp whateva the Skins give Them. So, now I thinks it may be truer...

2. The Eagls traded a future HOF to us before....Why not again??

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 3, 2010 8:11 PM

(Bootyful Day)

Posted by: 4thFloor | April 5, 2010 5:47 AM | Report abuse

Brownwood, it has been assumed here in hamster nation that the Redskins would be in serious (ie multi year) rebuild mode. Shanallen have never said that, and there is more and more anecdotal evidence that they are making all the moves to make a real run starting this year.

They need a LT, an ILB, a FS, and could use a speedy playmaker. With the moves still to come, and the draft, they can get all that this year.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | April 5, 2010 5:52 AM | Report abuse

McNabb for a second and a third. Ohhh another april fools joke. Hahahaha you guys got me again. McNabb for draft picks. McNabb to the Redskins that's funny.
Gosh I thought I was having a bad dream and Vinny was still the general manager and he traded our draft picks for Philly's McNabb. Your kidding right??
Right?

Posted by: 2ndtierfan | April 5, 2010 5:53 AM | Report abuse

Eagles are going to grab multiple running backs with their collection of draft picks.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | April 5, 2010 5:54 AM | Report abuse

When I say that McNabb won't last very long, it's because we've traded a draft pick AND we'll probably use another one for another QB.

What about the O'LINE??? If it's as bad as last year (and it hasn't gotten much better so far,) injury prone McNabb will be slaughtered.

Posted by: charley42 | April 5, 2010 5:57 AM | Report abuse

Are there any other teams out there that have not pimped us yet? If so please step forward we have the 4th overall pick to deal.

Wait this just in, the Raiders have just announced that they have traded Jamarcus Russel to the Redskins for there 1st round pick in 2010.

Posted by: 2ndtierfan | April 5, 2010 6:04 AM | Report abuse

still seems steep w/o an extension---realize 2011 is up in the air but another wasted 2nd if he walks after this year

Posted by: fnkyniedls | April 5, 2010 7:00 AM | Report abuse

Bringing in McNabb makes sense if:

if you think Jason Campbell can't manage at qb; if you think McNabb at 33 will last long enough for the redskins to get a new qb; if you don't expect any of your drafts to be ready to start this year; if you think the redskins fans are so gullible to buy this junk.

Posted by: atidwell | April 5, 2010 7:05 AM | Report abuse

That's some rock solid 20/20 hindsight.

Posted by: WorstSeat | April 5, 2010 7:06 AM | Report abuse

Hard to believe that even the Post is now drinking the KoolAide. If this trade had taken place when Cerrato was here it would have been rightly torched. It has Snyder's "MO" all over it - give away valuable draft picks for a 30+ superstar on the downside. Andy Reid is not dumb - he won't lose sleep over McDon't torching the Eagles because McDon't has gone as far as he can with a premier team. Now it's life behind a ragtag offensive line and "C" grade receivers with washed up RBs. Whoo hoo. I thought Shanahan was better than this - he's guzzling the KoolAide just like Gibbs did too.

Posted by: i155133 | April 5, 2010 7:15 AM | Report abuse

Wait! I get it! McNabb is going to let us win this year while JC develops and gets used to the system. Campbell will be the QB of the future! ;-)

Posted by: charley42 | April 5, 2010 7:23 AM | Report abuse

Big Bleepin Mistake.... It may be a short burst of wins for this coming season - but for long term, this will be a disaster.

Posted by: Stevida | April 5, 2010 7:41 AM | Report abuse

I for one am not excited about this move. Nothing against McNabb. He is a fine quarterback and certainly more established than JC. However, this team is not one QB away from the Super Bowl. Rather, it is probably three years from being a contender, at which point Donovan will be 36 years old. Stop trading picks! This team has gotten old and has little depth. With the No. 4 and No. 37 pick, the Skins could have taken two OL and begun to solidify that line. Now at best, they only get one starter out of this draft. I understand the win now mentality, but unless they fix that OL (which they have done nothing to date to do), then they are looking at another Top 10 pick next year.

Posted by: afiorillo | April 5, 2010 7:41 AM | Report abuse

Good deal by the Skins. McNabb is a winner and excellent QB who has more than 1-2 years left (as posted by someone earlier). Campbell at any other position than QB might have made it in the NFL but he did not have what it takes to be a QB winner. Last year he had several chances to take the Skins on a last drive to win but did not.

Let's get a 2nd or 3rd for Campbell and get another offensive lineman to go with Okung.

Posted by: fearturtle44 | April 5, 2010 8:14 AM | Report abuse

GO MIKEY GO!

I work just outside Philly and sit (suffer) among a lot of Iggles fans. They've been wanting McNabb gone for a long time and I've been warning them just as long...be careful what you wish for cause you just may get it. They are fans of a team that is in the playoffs every year, and are right there as far as the big game. It's a quick slide from a playoff team to an also-ran...I know.

About the trade,

1) It INSTANTLY improves to Redskins Offesive Line without adding anyone.

2) It tells me Shanahan likes what he has on-board and thinks that adding one of the top NFC QBs put them in playoff contention.

3) It weakens the Iggles - which obviously strengthens the Skins.

Posted by: kone | April 5, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

From leevi's list:

John Elway, Denver Broncos - 37
John Elway, Denver Broncos - 38

You might want to take special note of these 2 Super Bowl victories. Shannahan has a very similar QB to work with now who is 4-5 years younger than Elway. And remember, the Broncos were prohibitive favorites the year before they one these 2 rings but JAX upset them in the playoffs after going 13-3.

Shannahan + Mcnabb= 4 years of playoffs.

This is a moive that had to be made and it locks down our QB for 4 years.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | April 5, 2010 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Really bad move by the Skins.

McNabb is a system qb..nothing more. Playing out of Andy Reid's hand holding program he will be a distraction. If he had anything left Philthy woud not have let him go.

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Posted by: xiciaoscis1 | April 5, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Maybe i'm crazy but the problem with the skins last year was they had NO OFFESIVE LINE!

So they bring in a guy who can't run for his life believe me he will be behind the line we had last year.

Another thing giving up all thoes draft picks for an aging QB?

Same old Redskins!

Another five years wasted!

Posted by: SOLVBACK | April 5, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

Obviously, Shanahan believes McNabb, who has operated in a West Coast scheme his entire career, has a lot left. Perhaps Shanahan still selects a quarterback in the draft to sit behind McNabb and learn (don't rule out Sam Bradford just yet)

By Jason Reid | April 5, 2010; 2:41 AM ET

Don't rule out Sam Bradford just yet? What are you smoking Jason?

Posted by: Barno1 | April 5, 2010 11:21 AM | Report abuse

some of the posts are just too funny! opinions are opinions but when a lot of these think they know football than Shanahan and Allen running the team that's a different story. So many haters! wait and see what'll do first at the start of the season. They have a plan, plain and simple. A QB and Oline is part of that plan.

If McNabb gets us deep in the playoffs this year see how many stupid haters are gonna jump on the bandwagon again saying this is a brilliant move. McNabb has 5 years in him left. He's a winner and I think he'll have more motivation now more than ever similar to Favre and Brees!

HTTR! GO TRUE SKINS FANS!!!! up yours Mike Wise and your stupid h8tr fans, go cheer for some other team!!!

Posted by: alucard1 | April 5, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

No brainier. Campbell was a continuation of the previous regime, a horrible one.

What I like about the new staff is that there seems to be no favorites, let competition determine who plays and if you don't like it, too bad.

Go Snyder, Shanahan, Allen and staff. Make those guys earn their money. Play well or get out of town.

Posted by: nimes1 | April 5, 2010 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers - 33
Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers - 34
Len Dawson, Kansas City Chiefs - 34
Johnny Unitas, Baltimore Colts - 37
Ken Stabler, Oakland Raiders - 31
Roger Staubach, Dallas Cowboys - 35
Terry Bradshaw, Steelers - 30
Terry Bradshaw, Steelers - 31
Jim Plunkett, Oakland Raiders - 33
Joe Theismann, Redskins - 33
Jim Plunkett, Raiders - 36
Phil Simms, New York Giants - 32
Doug Williams, Redskins - 32
Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers - 32
Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers - 33
Mark Rypien, Redskins - 30
Steve Young, San Francisco 49ers - 33
John Elway, Denver Broncos - 37
John Elway, Denver Broncos - 38
Brad Johnson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - 34
Drew Brees, NO Saints - 31

POINT IS???? Mcnabb is NOT washed up and too old.

------------------------------------------- Point is your an idiot, do you know how much faster the game is now and the ones that are recent had good o-lines we dont have one at all. When McShwaag goes down and T-Rex comes in and gives the ball away likes its a hot potato, im gonna laugh. Look how teams like the steelers do it. They go through the draft and are a contender every year and have won 6 super bowls our fo just doesnt get it. I hate this trade and i really hope they dont extend his contract!!!

Posted by: 4skin | April 5, 2010 2:19 PM | Report abuse

Best post in ages

Posted by: tomb4 | April 5, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

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