FanPost

Report: McNabb wants to play for the Cardinals, someday


It's no surprise that soon-to-be-former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb doesn't want to play for the Oakland Raiders.

A few years ago, it would have been a big surprise that McNabb -- or anyone -- would have wanted to play for the Arizona Cardinals.

But the Cardinals have become a legitimate contender in the NFC.  They'll stay there only with capable quarterback play post-Kurt Warner.  If they don't get it out of Matt Leinart or Derek Anderson in 2010, they may get it from McNabb in 2011.

Per Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, McNabb "has his sights set" on eventually playing for the Cardinals.  It could have happened in 2010; Cole reports that the Cardinals inquired about trading for McNabb before signing Anderson.  Now, the Cardinals officially aren't interested.

They could be in 2011, if (as expected) they fade back to the pack and become for the first time in three years a non-playoff team.  Then there's the reality that Leinart, per Cole, is due to make at least $12.86 million in 2011 -- an amount the Cardinals surely won't want to pay unless Leinart becomes "the guy" in 2010. 

Still, McNabb's availability will depend largely on his destination for 2010, and whether the team he ends up playing for this year can find a way to squat on his rights in 2011, either by signing him to a new deal or using the franchise tag, which may or may not be available.

Even if McNabb becomes an unrestricted free agent, the Cardinals could have competition for his services.  The Vikings most likely will be looking for a post-Favre option next season, and McNabb would be the best choice.

 

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/31/report-mcnabb-wants-to-play-for-the-cardinals-someday/

<em>This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Revenge of the Birds' (ROTB) editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of ROTB's editors.</em>

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Revenge of the Birds

You must be a member of Revenge of the Birds to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Revenge of the Birds. You should read them.

Join Revenge of the Birds

You must be a member of Revenge of the Birds to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Revenge of the Birds. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker