If you are Donovan McNabb and you are sitting at home this evening, you have to be thinking to yourself:
“I am 3rd string behind by John Beck and Rex M********* Grossman.”
On top of that, if the Redskins really want to do McNabb dirty, that can swindle him out of almost 100k.
The Redskins can derive a potential benefit by putting McNabb at third on the depth chart. His new contract contains for 2010 up to $250,000 in per-game roster bonuses that become payable if he’s on the active roster.
The Redskins likely will save $31,250 for each game in which McNabb technically is not on the active roster. That’s a grand total of $93,750.
As the 3rd quarterback, technically he is on the “active” roster, but the Redskins could decide they only want to go with two quarterbacks and make McNabb inactive.
It would be a petty thing to do, but we know that the Redskins aren’t above being petty.
With all the negative press they have received, I don’t think they would do that to McNabb just to save a few bucks. But at this point, no one has any idea what is going on in DC.