Minnesota Vikings Acquire Six-time Pro Bowl Quarterback Donovan McNabb

by Punter's Hero on July 30, 2011

in Latest News, NFL

The Brett Favre era is now officially over in Minnesota as the Vikings have moved on by trading for six-time Pro Bowler Donovan McNabb from the Washington Redskins. There is no question that the Minnesota Vikings were in desperate need of a quarterback after the retirement of Brett Favre, but few people believed they would be able to pull off a deal to bring in a perennial Pro Bowler like Donovan McNabb.

During his time in Philadelphia with the Eagles, Donovan McNabb was considered to be one of the top five quarterbacks in this league as he was always able to lead the Eagles into the playoffs with a legitimate shot of getting to the Super Bowl. Unfortunately, with the emergence of youngster Kevin Kolb and signing of Michael Vick the Philadelphia Eagles knew it was time to part ways with their starting quarterback as they proceeded to trade him to the division rival Washington Redskins.

Despite high expectations of Donovan McNabb and two-time Super Bowl champion head coach Mike Shanahan turning around the struggling NFL franchise, the complete opposite happen as the Washington Redskins became an even worse team than before the trade and now have made another trade to send McNabb to the Minnesota Vikings.

This move could be exactly what both teams need to get right back into playoff contention once again as McNabb will help the Vikings offense and not having McNabb in Washington should make things go much smoother for the Redskins.

In return for Donovan McNabb, the Washington Redskins will receive draft picks.

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