Thursday, April 7, 2011

Donovan McNabb's to the Minnesota Vikings (Maybe)

Without offering a shred of evidence, Pioneer Press sports writer Charley Walters essentially says Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb will be the Minnesota Vikings quarterback this season.

Walters' headline grabbing story reads: “It’s looking like Minnesota Vikings’ quarterback next season will be Donovan McNabb.” Unfortunately, beyond the headline there is no substance to the story.

This rumor is not new. For several months, I've believed McNabb would be Brett Favre's successor. After looking at this year's quarterback draft class and who the Vikings already have on their roster (Joe Webb), I'm convinced a "bridge" quarterback (aging veteran) is their only option if they want to be competitive.

I also believe McNabb is the Vikings' best option, simply because of McNabb's current situation. He is at odds with Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan and would be available at a cheap price in a trade (McNabb may get released too). Also, most draftniks agree (myself included) that every quarterback in this year's draft will need at least one as an NFL back-up.

So is Walters right about McNabb coming to the Vikings? Maybe. Probably. But let's dial back the headline until we get some substance.

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