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Tuesday, February 16, 2010
McNabb to the Panthers?

By Dan Graziano

As we continue to monitor the Donovan McNabb situation in Philly, here's an interesting thought from NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas. Pat thinks there's a chance the Panthers could place the franchise tag on Julius Peppers and then trade him for McNabb. Here's what he wrote in a recent mailbag:

"Despite all the rumors about McNabb, I’m not sure the Eagles will really part ways with him. The guy’s had an incredible career, far better than a lot of Philadelphia fans give him credit for. If the Panthers tag Peppers and the Eagles made McNabb available in a trade, I think that’s something the Panthers would have to consider. But it’s sounding more and more like the Panthers just might let Peppers walk. If that happens, I don’t know that will instantly free up $20 million. I think the Panthers, like a lot of teams, are going to be conservative this year because of the labor situation. Still, somehow, I’d like to see them get a quality quarterback. I think Matt Moore is an option, but he certainly isn’t a sure thing. John Fox needs a sure thing at quarterback."

Would McNabb be excited about the prospect of playing in Charlotte, N.C., for John Fox? Well, I think he'd list the Cardinals and the Vikings ahead of the Panthers on his potential wish list. But this thing isn't even close to being resolved right now.