Thanks to the economic principles of supply and demand, there's a common perception that someone will want Donovan McNabb on their roster in 2011. One of the top contenders, based on general speculation, common sense and maybe even the quarterback's own interest, for McNabb's services are the Minnesota Vikings.
But on Monday, Mike Jones of the Washington Post gave new life to this theory, by citing sources who say that the Vikings "are indeed interested in McNabb."&
Jones also mentions multiple "teams" when discussing the interest in McNabb; ironically because of the low value that McNabb has for the rest of the league.
That's partially his skill set (it's declined, duh), but mostly because the way in which 2010 ended. Mike Shanahan, when benching McNabb for Rex Freaking Grossman, made it pretty clear that he'd have some sort of change to begin 2011.
Teams realize this and, as such, aren't going to overpay to get McNabb from the Redskins when there's a significant chance they can land him via free agency as soon as the Redskins cut him, which they likely will.
One problem with that, though, is that there's a strong -- in my opinion -- chance that Shanny won't cut McNabb until the minute before he's owed a bonus, which could take him into September (after the first regular season game) on the Redskins roster. Jones points out, though, that "it's believed" McNabb would pay back $3.5 million worth of signing bonus if he was released.
That goes to show not only that both sides don't care for each other, but that there might be an amicable way of settling this issue, once a labor agreement is reached.
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