Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: RedskinsInsider and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Donovan McNabb contract extension confirmed by Redskins

By Rick Maese

The Redskins officially confirmed that they've agreed to a contract extension with quarterback Donovan McNabb.

The team sent out a news release Monday, about 3 1/2 hours before McNabb is scheduled to face Philadelphia, his former team. Neither Redskins owner Daniel Snyder nor General Manager Bruce Allen planned to speak with reporters Monday night to discuss the decision to extend McNabb's contract. Coach Mike Shanahan will likely discuss the topic following Monday night's game against the Eagles.

The team didn't disclose terms of the deal. One league source, though, said the extension was for five years and is worth $78 million, about $40 million of which is believed to be guaranteed.

If McNabb plays out the entirety of the contract, he'd be a Redskin through the 2015 season.

Your first take: Reactions to McNabb's contract extension

By Rick Maese  | November 15, 2010; 5:22 PM ET
Categories:  Donovan McNabb  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: McNabb's agent: 'The team's belief in Donovan did not change'
Next: From benching to $78 million deal, in two short weeks

Comments

Hope we win tonight...

Posted by: edvar | November 15, 2010 5:31 PM | Report abuse


this sucks

Posted by: hessone | November 15, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Truth be be told, I'm liking my offseason plan more and more as time goes on.

The plan --
*trade with Sea -- the 4th overall for 6th overall and take Okung or TW (whichever guy was left) plus get 'Seattle pick'

*get Pouncey by trading 2nd rounder + 'Seattle pick' + Fred Davis

*keep Campbell at $4mil/yr

*trade 2nd rounder in 2011 for Mankins

This nets us an OL of:
TW (or Okung), Mankins, Pouncey, Hicks (Dock?), Brown

with Campbell at QB. For the next 4-5 years, that could have been the best left side in football.

We'd get back a 3rd or 4th round pick from 2011, but given up a 2nd round pick.

Cost-wise, it is also different. McNabb is about $15mil/year, about $10mil more per year than Campbell. Mankins will probably get $7-8mil, Dockery and his $5mil would probably be let go. Pouncey would be $1-2 million more than Rabach.

Total annual $$ savings est, about $5million -- enough to get a solid starter or a significant part of a premium FA.


Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 15, 2010 5:36 PM | Report abuse

McNabb signed now cuz he saw his stock going down and wanted something in writing. The timing is also a vote of confidence in Shanny's belief in what McNabb can do once the team is more solidified as an offensive unit. He has had plenty of time to try McNabb on for size...something that wasn't the case in August. I'm glad it got done and I think this adds some continuity to the redskins near future. The better we get the better McNabb will play in my opinion.

Posted by: monkeymayonaise | November 15, 2010 5:39 PM | Report abuse

It is possible McNabb has 5 more good years in him. But it isn't likely ...

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 15, 2010 5:47 PM | Report abuse

No biggie when you tink about it. Bottom line the Skins need to draft a fran QB and the only one avail this yr is Andy Luck who will be unlucky and end up with the woebegotten Bills. Next yr Matt Barkman is avail and by then all the sucko teams will have QBs - Rams, Brad; Lions, Staff; TB, Free; SF, one of them Smiths; etc. So the Skins need a QB to tide them over the next couple of yrs until the fran QB can get up to speed. McNabb warts and all at $40 M for 3 or 4 yrs ain't that bad a deal when you tink about it.

Posted by: AceOfCapes | November 15, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

But shanahan is a raciest and such as maps.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 15, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Your first take: Reactions to McNabb's contract extension

My first take is wtf is it with you clowns at the washington post with theses polls?

2nd how in the hell can you call yourselves insiders and reference espn sources???


Now i can deal with all of that crap but.


worst of all you charge .75 for the daily print edition..

If it wasn't such a low class city i would move to baltimore

Posted by: jumbo5383 | November 15, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse

Repost:

All of you people who are complaining about this extension aren't thinking clearly. Having McNabb locked up for a while is a good thing. It eliminates a QB controversy for at least 3 years. We're all riding the DM Express whether we like it or not. And considering that (1) McNabb is a proven winner in the league and has had tremendous success in the past, and (2) the Redskins OL and WR corps have been consistently mediocre at best and god-awful, unspeakably bad, at worst, I seriously doubt McNabb is the problem this year. He's been sacked more than anyone else save one, hasn't had much of a running game, and has mediocre receivers overall. Johnny Unitas himself would have problems with this offense. No, I think that signing up someone who, at his worst, is a professional, competent QB with outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills, and at his best is a top 10 QB, frees up the team to focus on fixing the massive other problems with the offense, which are an OL that needs 3-4 new starters, a running game (is it Portis? Torain? Williams? someone else? Who knows), and a big, game changing WR. This way, Shanny can fix everything else, then acquire McNabb's replacement in 3 years or so, which will allow that person to step into a good situation and be groomed by a borderline hall of famer.

This is a good thing. His pay doesn't appear to be more than Manning or Brady, and anyway, even if there is a salary cap again someday, who cares how much The Danny spends? Since when has a QB with a big cap number ever stopped The Danny from signing someone else that he wants? Regardless, hopefully the team will be stocked with low cost draft picks in a few years.

I say, welcome home Donovan.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | November 15, 2010 5:37 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: skinsfan713 | November 15, 2010 5:55 PM | Report abuse

... such as maps.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 15, 2010 5:50 PM |

Are we talkin Google sat maps or is it spam spelled backwards just to cornfuse peeps?

Posted by: AceOfCapes | November 15, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

I was never worried that McNabb would not sign. This thing will work for the skins, maybe not all 5 years, but my gut tells me McNabb will be a 3k a year QB for at least 3 more seasons.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 15, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

But shanahan is a raciest and such as maps.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 15, 2010 5:50 PM | Report abuse
_______

Good god - learn how to write before you post next time, please.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | November 15, 2010 6:01 PM | Report abuse

If it wasn't such a low class city i would move to baltimore

Posted by: jumbo5383 | November 15, 2010 5:50 PM |

Dude - that is the beauty of the internet. You don't have to move nowhere. Just start visiting Balt web sites and you be in "charm city", "hon".

Posted by: AceOfCapes | November 15, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Are we talkin Google sat maps or is it spam spelled backwards just to cornfuse peeps?

Posted by: AceOfCapes | November 15, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Old RI speak, a reference to the once famous Ms. South Carolina and here great speech about the education in the Iraq and such as.

To put it another way, anyone who brought into the commentary and that story line was an idiot.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 15, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Old RI speak, a reference to the once famous Ms. South Carolina and here great speech about the education in the Iraq and such as.

To put it another way, anyone who brought into the commentary and that story line was an idiot.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 15, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse
____________

My apologies......

Posted by: skinsfan713 | November 15, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

Good god - learn how to write before you post next time, please.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | November 15, 2010 6:01 PM |

Good God Gertie, what a gas!

Posted by: AceOfCapes | November 15, 2010 6:10 PM | Report abuse

Good god - learn how to write before you post next time, please.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | November 15, 2010 6:01 PM |

Good God Gertie, what a gas!

Posted by: AceOfCapes | November 15, 2010 6:10 PM

Goode Godd, the bloogg poolice ar bak.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 15, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

Old RI speak, a reference to the once famous Ms. South Carolina and here great speech about the education in the Iraq and such as.

To put it another way, anyone who brought into the commentary and that story line was an idiot.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 15, 2010 6:04 PM

If ya gotta explain the joke...

:)

Posted by: edvar | November 15, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Dude - that is the beauty of the internet. You don't have to move nowhere. Just start visiting Balt web sites and you be in "charm city", "hon".

Posted by: AceOfCapes | November 15, 2010 6:04 PM | Report abuse

Lmao

Posted by: jumbo5383 | November 15, 2010 6:16 PM | Report abuse

The real issue with the McNabb signing is the commitment of $$ to a single roster spot. Now it is the most important spot in the roster and McNabb is a quality QB. So it was always going to take real $$ to keep him.

However, a team can only afford about 3 players in the $10million annual salary range -- and Donovan is clearly well above $10million. The last salary cap was about $125million. DHall + TW + McNabb might be all that we can afford in the 'premium' paycheck range (25% of payroll to 3 guys). Making it much less likely we can afford massive upgrades with guys like Vincent Jackson or Logan Mankins (who would replace Anthony Armstrong and Kory Lichtenstegier respectively).

Not clear what will happen with the salary cap, but it is becoming evident that the Redskins financials are under some stress -- meaning the salary cap isn't the only reason to look a capping spending.

Earlier, I saw a post up here about someone who could get tix at face value -- but expected to be able to snag them well below face for tonight's game. A division game -- where a win puts us just 1 game back in the division -- that should be a 'high demand' event. The fact that it is not means the dupply of tix is exceeding demand ... meaning Danny's pricing power isn't that strong and the teams finances are likely to tighten.

Also, fwiw, Shanahan didn't come cheap either.

Danny has a big checkbook and big commitments to a small number of people. This sort of thing usually doesn't work out well in the NFL (in the NBA -- different story, but its only 5 starters, not 22).

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 15, 2010 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Old RI speak, a reference to the once famous Ms. South Carolina and here great speech about the education in the Iraq and such as.

Posted by: alex35332 | November 15, 2010 6:04 PM |

Dude - as long as you in the "splainin' RI speak" mode tell us about SJK and Jack's keeds. Tanks.

Posted by: AceOfCapes | November 15, 2010 6:19 PM | Report abuse

Goode Godd, the bloogg poolice ar bak.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | November 15, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse
__________

Sorry, but the comment truly made no sense without the backstory behind it.

Posted by: skinsfan713 | November 15, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

Feinstein should apologize profusely, but he won't he can spew venom with no negative consequence. F him and his ilk!

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | November 15, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

The real issue with the McNabb signing is the commitment of $$ to a single roster spot.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | November 15, 2010 6:17 PM

The real issue is the exact terms of the contract, and nothing else. When does the guaranteed money kick in, what outs do the Redskins have, etc.

Story is on ESPN that this contract has been on the table for a while now and that Donovan wasn't happy with it. Suddenly, he's happy. So, you need to know the terms of the contract before passing judgment on it.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 15, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Ah yes...just like I've been saying all year long, McNabb ain't going anywhere.

So a hearty "In yo FACE" to all the "trade McNabb" and "McNabb is one-and-done" naysayers who said this thing was doomed.

My vindication has come. And Donovan should have his vindication wrapped up in a neat little bow in about 5 hours.

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 15, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Interesting article! I just now got Coupons of my Favorite Brands for free at http://ow.ly/3akYe

Posted by: caferdace6381 | November 16, 2010 3:12 AM | Report abuse

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company