Donovan McNabb eyes 3 teams

Updated: June 29, 2012, 11:47 AM ET
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Quarterback Donovan McNabb says there's "an 80 to 90 percent chance" he'll play this season.

"I do want to play," McNabb told "NBC SportsTalk" on Thursday. "The most important thing is I have about three teams I'm looking at. ... We won't name those three teams."

McNabb, 35, played six games with the Minnesota Vikings last season before being released and sitting out the rest of the season after failing to find another NFL employer. The former Eagles and Redskins quarterback said he is trying to train smarter in case there is any interest in his services for the 2012 season.

"I think teams are evaluating what they have. They are looking at their young quarterbacks, their backup situation. Obviously their starters they feel very confident in, but if things were to go wrong in training camp or maybe the competition isn't where they need it to be, they would obviously pick up the phone and call," he told "NBC SportsTalk." "Being an older player, I am focusing on strengthening my body as well as my mind."

McNabb said he's most interested in teams with a "solid running game, weapons on the outside, a defense that's been playing well and playing well together, and that's ready to win right now."

McNabb spent the 2010 season with the Redskins, where he was benched twice. The team finished 6-10, and McNabb later said coach Mike Shanahan "misused" him.

McNabb has passed for 37,276 yards and 234 touchdowns in 13 NFL seasons and led the Eagles to four NFC Championship Game appearances.

He told Fox Sports in April that he believes he is a Hall of Famer.

"Even these last two years, when people may look at it and say, 'Oh, he's done, or whatever.' I'm 34, 35 years old, but still, I played at the pinnacle, I played at the highest level of my career. I played there," McNabb told Fox Sports. "And I would vote for myself for the Hall of Fame."

McNabb didn't resist mentioning Terrell Owens, saying he believes the Eagles would have played in a Super Bowl even if Owens hadn't joined the team in 2004.

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