Friday, March 26, 2010
What the Eagles are demanding for McNabb
By Dan Graziano
The Philadelphia Eagles will only consider trading quarterback Donovan McNabb if the deal includes a pick among the top 42 in April's draft, according to the Associated Press. The Raiders, Bills and Rams each have two picks among the top 42, and all of them need help at quarterback.
Of that group, I think McNabb would prefer the Rams because of his familiarity with their coaching staff. Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur served as quarterbacks coach for the Eagles and head coach Steve Spagnuolo was a secondary coach under Jim Johnson in Philly. We won't know if the Minnesota Vikings are in play until Brett Favre makes a decision regarding his future.
The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that McNabb's first choice would be the Vikings, which makes sense. Minnesota head coach Brad Childress was the offensive coordinator for the Eagles and he runs the West Coast offense that McNabb's accustomed to. It would be a nice fit, but the Eagles can't afford to sit around and wait on Favre. According to the Inquirer report, McNabb's not thrilled about going to the Rams, Bills or Raiders. And why would he be? The only upshot to any of those teams is that McNabb could probably sign a lucrative extension, including a healthy signing bonus.
We'll keep you posted on any developments as the day unfolds.