Just spent about an hour on twitter explaining why this wouldn’t be a good move for the Vikings in the short or long term, but regardless of what I think it appears the trade is about to go down.
Only one small problem.
Jason La Canfora of NFL Network reports that the Vikings and Redskins have agreed to the terms of a trade that would send the veteran quarterback to Minnesota.
But the trade will only go through if McNabb agrees to a new contract. There’s no way the Vikings are paying him the $12.5 million he’s due this season.
And getting McNabb to agree to a new deal could be difficult. In Minnesota, McNabb would only be the starter for as long as it takes the Vikings to get first-round draft pick Christian Ponder up to speed.
McNabb doesn’t have a lot of options and playing in Minnesota is much better than with Redskins. Even if the Redskins were to release him no one is going to give him 12.5 million dollars.
If the Vikings are offering a fair contract he should take it and try to prove his critics (including me) wrong.