Recently, Donovan McNabb has stated that he plans to be playing for the Redskins next season but that sounds like more of a way to deflect negative attention than anything else.
Rich Tandler of CSN Washington takes a look at some of the teams that could pursue McNabb once a new CBA is in place. Tandler lists the Panthers, Dolphins, Titans and Vikings as the teams that would make the most sense.
While all of those teams are in need of a quarterback, the biggest obstacle for any team that’s considering trading for McNabb is his current contract. Here’s how his contract breaks down for the remainder of the deal.
2011: $1.75 million (+ $10 million option bonus + $750,000 in per-game roster bonuses)
2012: $11.5 million (+ $750,000 in per-game roster bonuses)
2013: $12.5 million (+ $1.5 million in per-game roster bonuses)
2014: $13 million (+ $3 million in per-game roster bonuses)
2015: $12.75 million (+ $2.25 million in per-game roster bonuses)
The only way that any team acquires McNabb is if he is willing to renegotiate his contract so that they will not be on the hook for the crazy money that he’ll be do in the coming years. The fact that the Redskins kept his 2011 base salary at $1.75 million implies that they will consider releasing him if the cannot find a trade partner.