Apparently, the Donovan McNabb to the Minnesota Vikings is more than a rumor, as the parameters of a trade between the Vikings and Redskins appears to be in place, according to Vikings beat reporter Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune.
It looks like the Vikings will send a 6th or 7th round pick to Washington for McNabb, but that is contingent on McNabb renegotiating a $12 million salary that is due in 2011. there’s no way that Minnesota can afford that under the salary cap, and it could be a potential deal breaker.
Why would the Vikings want him, though? That’s the question. Yews, the Vikings do need a veteran backup for Christian Ponder and second year guy Joe Webb, but McNabb doesn’t seem like a good fit.
He still wants to start, and the Vikings have said—repeatedly—that they want to give Ponder every opportunity to win the job, and that a veteran would be brought in for more of a mentorship role. McNabb is unhappy in Washington, but he still wants to start.
How happy would he be if he was relegated to the bench in week three or four?
Well, we may find out.