Written by theMBIIIeffect
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Washington Redskins have acquired Donovan McNabb from the Philadelphia Eagles. The compensation from the Eagles will be a second-round pick (37th overall) and a future third-round or fourth-round pick based on McNabb’s performance.
Either way, the Kevin Kolb era is underway in Philadelphia.
In this trade, the Redskins definitely upgrade their quarterback position. Their other quarterbacks-Jason Campbell and Rex Grossman-will likely battle for the backup spot or the Redskins will try to trade Campbell. Colt Brennan should start calling teams in the Arena Football League or in the Canadian Football League.
The Eagles think they’ll be a better team with the relatively untested Kolb at the helm instead of their former No. 2 overall pick and six-time Pro Bowler, with his 2.16/1 TD-to-INT ratio.
By trading McNabb within the NFC East, the Eagles are basically telling McNabb, a Pro Bowler this past season for crying out loud, that not only will the Eagles be a better team without him, but they don’t fear playing him twice a year.
Well, that’s just wrong. McNabb won with the Eagles when he didn’t have much talent all around him. What’s to say he won’t do the same thing with the Redskins?
This is a cold-blooded move from the Eagles. It has left sports commentators like Trey Wingo and athletes like Reggie Bush alike stunned.
You just don’t trade within the same division unless you’re absolutely positive that the player won’t hurt you somewhere down the road.
If I were Jerry Jones, I wouldn’t trade a virus to anyone within the NFC East.
So congratulations, Eagles. You’re going to create McNabb sympathizers with this move, leading even more people to hate your franchise. You’ve tarnished your organization’s image toward players-who else is going to want to play in Philly when the Eagles treat their players like this-even though it was already pretty bad in the first place. And for what? Two draft picks?
Congrats, Eagles. You’ve made me hate you so much, I’m going to be rooting for McNabb to beat you twice a year. I hope Kolb flames out and you have to rely on Michael Vick.