Good news for the Minnesota Vikings: The team will not have to give up a 2013 sixth-round draft pick as a result of the Donovan McNabb trade, as an NFL source on Saturday said the quarterback did not meet the minimum playing time threshold, via Tom Pelissero of ESPN.com.
McNabb played 348 of 1,037 gradable snaps (33.6%), which was believed to be near the threshold for triggering the conditional selection. He was benched late in a loss at Chicago in the Vikings' sixth game and didn't play another down before the Vikings waived him on Dec. 1.
The Vikings restructured McNabb's contract so that it is worth $5.05 million over one year, and could be worth up to $7.25 million with incentives. The 35 year-old quarterback threw four touchdowns and two interceptions with an 82.9 rating in six games for Minnesota in 2011.
As Pelissero reports, the Vikings will have plenty of picks in the upcoming draft.
They have their other six picks in this year's draft, plus sixth- and seventh-round selections from other trades. They expect to receive two fourth-round supplemental picks as well to bring the total to 10, but that won't be finalized until next month.