Posted 31 January 2007 - 07:11 PM
Posted Jan 31st 2007 10:35AM by Michael David Smith
Filed under: Eagles, Lions, NFL Draft, NFL Rumors
Donovan McNabb seems like a nice guy. You'd hate to see something like this happen to him. Getting shipped to the Detroit Lions is like getting sent to Leavenworth. But that's the rumor that's being circulated, both in the Ann Arbor News and in Miami during Super Bowl festivities, that the Eagles could send McNabb to the Lions for the second overall pick in the draft, and in turn use that pick for Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn.
McNabb will speak publicly for the first time since his November knee injury today, and he might be asked about the vocal minority of Eagles fans who would like to see him sent packing. We already know McNabb has some gripes. Would the Eagles really want to get rid of him and build the franchise around a rookie?
That seems highly unlikely. The Eagles could be a legitimate Super Bowl contender in 2007, and bringing in a rookie quarterback would be a rebuilding move. The real story here may be how hungry NFL fans are for any kind of information about their teams. The Eagles have been out of it for two weeks, and the Lions have been out of it for six years. Fans of both teams just want to hear something juicy, and McNabb to the Lions definitely fits.
Posted 01 February 2007 - 12:03 PM
Posted 01 February 2007 - 12:42 PM
Posted 01 February 2007 - 01:33 PM
And if it's true, I don't think it's for the 2nd pick, i think it's for the 2nd rd. pick. And if that's the case I think the lions got the better deal. With the Wr group and a rb, lions will have to work on the off. lines.
Posted 01 February 2007 - 02:43 PM
with that said it would also be dumb on the eagles unless they feel garcia is their QB of the present and wait a yera or 2 for jamarcus russel or brady quinn to be ready. personally it makes no sense for either side. mcnabb is a top 5 QB in the league and the egales have a SB chance and need a win now QB. the lions suck and they need young talent to build aorund. if they ake this trade both teams will suffer.