Video: Jared Allen on McNabb trade


Everyone has an opinion about the Minnesota Vikings' pending acquisition of quarterback Donovan McNabb. I would bet many Vikings players share the one held by defensive end Jared Allen, who appeared earlier Thursday on SportsCenter.

"One thing I like about our management," Allen said, "is that they always try to put us in position to win that year."

The Vikings have a mostly veteran roster with players in their prime or, in some cases, a bit past it. Veterans aren't always willing to play through the development of a young quarterback. And, as Allen so gleefully noted, McNabb at age 34 is "a spring chicken" compared to Brett Favre, who turned 41 last season.

The full interview below, during which the conversation veers to the "Bachelorette" contestant whose hairstyle Allen is currently emulating. (No joke.)