After weeks of speculation, scenarios and false “tweets”, The Philadelphia Eagles have finally traded franchise quarterback Donavan McNabb to their divisional foes, the Washington Redskins. In return, the Redskins will send the Eagles their 2010 2nd Round pick, 37th overall, along with a 2011 conditional pick. Early reports are that the 2011 pick will either be a 3rd or a 4th.
You could also argue that Philadelphia gave the Redskins two wins in the deal… possibly more.
The trading of McNabb doesn’t come as a surprise to many, however the team to which the Eagles sent him IS shocking. A division rival? The Eagles just instantly made the Redskins a better team. Furthermore, after every controversy that McNabb has been thrust into the middle of throughout his career… bloated Rush Limbaugh, the head of the Philly NAACP, etc, Donovan has blown the balls off of his opponent in the following game. After an 11-year stint with the Eagles, one that was instantly welcomed with boos, how do you think McNabb will rebound in TWO games against Philly in 2010?
Philly “fans”, you got your wish… now choke on it. I’m calling it now: with a head coach that relies on a strong offensive line and actually commits to a running game, McNabb will be holding up a Lombardi long before anyone in midnight green does in the upcoming years.
How does this trade affect the upcoming NFL Draft? For one, the Redskins had been researching the skills of a certain Tim Tebow in recent weeks. This move all but eliminates the possibility of Washington picking a QB early. That will certainly help you out in the TMR Zoo Tim Tebow contest…
Some great items are up for grabs, including Madden NFL Football 10 for the Playstation 3, Turtle Beach Ear Force PX21 Headphones for the PS3, Major League: “The Wild Thing Edition” on Bluray and Nickelback Live at Sturgis on DVD.
The Tim Tebow contest is unlike any other contest you’ve entered before. Entrants are given the opportunity to predict the exact moment the professional football career of Tim Tebow begins by guessing which NFL team selects him, and specifically in which round. Once you have made your choices, you could call it a day and wait until the NFL Draft… OR, you can come back tomorrow, and every day up until the start of the draft, and submit your entry again.