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Donovan McNabb to be Released

Well, well, well better late than never? According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Vikings will release Donovan McNabb today.

ESPN1500 reported that McNabb’s agent has asked for his release. With multiple starting quarterbacks going down, I’m surprised this didn’t come last week. Actually it probably should of came after his benching back in week 6. After the Vikings release McNabb, teams can submit a waiver on McNabb if they please and will have to pick up his tag of roughly $1.2 million.

Only places that I could see McNabb end up would be Chicago, Houston, or Dallas. Chicago and Dallas both submitted waiver claims on quarterback Kyle Orton last week. I highly doubt anyone would want to pick up his price tag for the remainder of the year but the Vikings sure hope someone does.


*UPDATE: Leslie Frazier confirmed that McNabb has been released.

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8 Responses to “Donovan McNabb to be Released”

  1. Lost Viking says:

    Thank you for your service, Donovan. Didn’t work out but not necessarily due to performance.

  2. TexVike55 says:

    I respectfully disagree with Lost Viking. The very reason he was benched in favor of Christian Ponder was due to his poor performance in several areas. Still, I wish him the best, for at one time he was a Viking.

    • Randy Perrin says:

      Alot of different factors went into McNabbs benching(record, performance, attitude). 3rd down percentage was bottom of the league with McNabb as QB and we’ve seen a big improvement since Ponder has taken over in that area. You could tell McNabb wasn’t into it this year and his flop that resulted in a safety earlier this year shows it all.

  3. Lost Viking says:

    I can’t take offense…..And neither did Donovan for that matter.

  4. SDViking says:

    Offensive line and defensive secondary are among the worst in the nfl. Wide receivers that drop passes and can’t get open…yet it was Donovan’s poor performance…

    I respectfully disagree with TexVike. Further, Donovan was not benched for his “poor performance” he was benched because the season was already lost because of the TEAM’s poor performance and we wanted to evaluate Ponder’s ability, we had nothing to lose.

    Good luck Donovan!

  5. Gary says:

    Lesson learned…..I hope……..Dear Mr Wilf, please do not allow your staff to hire anymore washed up QB’s. With Jared Allen gone in a couple years, you have some serious planning to do…..Its going to be an ugly next few years…..Lets see if you can surprise us! Go Vikes!

  6. vk4life says:

    I wonder if Kluwe will ask for his old number back!?!

  7. 240project says:

    The Vikes play old, and worse still, think old. This move should, hopefully, act as a jumping off point for a team that desperately needs to stop thinking in the past or present ‘win now’, but for the long term future of the team. We are going to have to rebuild around our new quarterback. He must be seen as the face of the organization – not Peterson, Hutchinson, Winfield, nor Shiancoe. I believe, in fact, we would benefit in the long run by cutting ties with some of the higher priced old guard, and make concerted efforts to bring in young talent through either free agency or the draft. Make Hutch take a pay cut or move on from him. Same for Winfield and the rest I mentioned. We need money and depth, not guys that were brought in on hefty salaries to win that year. This team just seems complaisant and drowsy. The one spark the team received all year was from Ponder. So lets work from there and stop with the never ending ‘we are close’ or ‘were not far off’ thinking. We are far off, and we aren’t getting any closer the way the team has been drafting and bringing in new talent. Think long term re-build. Think Ponder.

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