Eagles Trade Donovan McNabb to Washington Redskins
April 5, 2010
(ChattahBox) – Star quarterback Donovan McNabb has been traded to the rival Washington Redskins, after 11 years with the Philadelphia Eagles—during which he led them to five NFC championship games and a Super Bowl appearance. In a surprise move Sunday night, that seems like a steal for Washington, the Eagles sent McNabb to the Redskins for a second-round pick (37th overall) in this month’s NFL draft and either a third- or fourth-round pick next year.
McNabb had a fine season last year leading the Eagles to the playoffs throwing for 3,553 yards and 22 touchdowns with 10 interceptions in 14 games, and with a passer rating of 92.9 (third highest in his career). It could mean trouble for current Redskins starter Jason Campbell. McNabb, 33, said he looks forward to working with his new coach, who has a few Super Bowl wins on his resume. McNabb is entering the final year of a contract and it’s unknown whether he is negotiating an extension with the Redskins. But he sounded upbeat about his new team saying:
“I’m really excited about my future with the Washington Redskins,” McNabb said in a statement. “I’m eager to work with Coach Shanahan. He’s been a very successful coach with a couple of Super Bowl victories on his resume. While it’s been my goal to win a Super Bowl in Philadelphia, we came up short. I enjoyed my 11 years here and we shared a lot more good times than bad.”