The 2010 season didn’t exactly turn out to be a successful year for Donovan McNabb. Instead it seemed as though McNabb hit several career lows and endured even more embarrassment after Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan benched him in favor of Rex Grossman.
Geoff Mosher of DelawareOnline.com writes that McNabb’s career could actually be coming to end rather than entering another new chapter.
“Perhaps there is no worse sign for McNabb than the fact that the Vikings, coached by former Eagles assistant Leslie Frazier, almost tore a biceps tendon reaching for Christian Ponder at 12th overall,” Mosher writes.
“NFL teams are forever getting younger, more athletic and more coachable at the game’s most important position — not older, injury prone and with an ego the size of Texas,” adds Mosher.
Mosher’s points aren’t all that surprising which is actually the real shock regarding McNabb futures. Things have gone south for him so fast that it makes you wonder whether or not teams are going to be interested in investing the playing time and money that he would require.
The good news for him, however, is that multiple teams have said that they would like to bring in a veteran quarterback to pair with their rookie quarterbacks. The Bengals and Titans have both suggested this but neither has said that they would be willing to give the starting job to veteran outright. As of now, the Seahawks have Charlie Whitehurst under center and Matt Hasselbeck isn’t guaranteed to return despite the two sides showing some mutual interest recently. Arizona appears to be out of the question after several reports have tied them to Kevin Kolb or Marc Bulger.
All things considered, McNabb’s options are rather limited but he offers teams experience and leadership as they head into the most uncertain NFL season in recent history.