Donovan McNabb will ask the Redskins to release him after the season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Naturally, this is not a surprise, because … well … McNabb has been demoted to the third string so Rex Grossman and John Beck (Grossman and Beck?!!?!?) can get some playing time. McNabb feels disrespected, as well as he should.
From the article:
McNabb wants to be in a position where he can pick the place to finish his career, not have it dictated to him as was the case last season when Philadelphia traded him to Washington.
It's highly unlikely the Redskins initially would release McNabb, not when they believe he still has some trade value. Washington would want to recoup as much as possible for the player whom they surrendered second- and fourth-round picks.
What will test McNabb's trade value is the $10 million option bonus in his contract that another team might have to pay. Yet there are any number of teams -- Minnesota, Seattle, San Francisco, Carolina, Tennessee and Miami -- with significant quarterback questions looming for 2011.
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