So I guess Donovan McNabb isn't so out of shape after all and does know the offense well enough.
How else can we explain the Washington Redskins giving him a five-year, $78-million contract, with a reported $40 million in guarantees?
One thought: What was the rush?
If the Redskins were so concerned about McNabb -- and I think Mike Shanahan handled the benching two Sundays ago horribly -- why give him this deal? Couldn't the Redskins have waited to see if McNabb is indeed the player they thought he was?
McNabb has never been dedicated to the task like he should be. That's why he sometimes isn't in shape. But I think he has talent.
I think he's the Redskins best option now and in the near future. But he's 34, and he's coming off a game that saw Rex Grossman of all people take his spot.
This one smells of Dan Snyder. He might have forced this on Shanahan, which could be the undoing of that relationship if that's indeed the case.
That's one rich deal for a player who was yanked in crunch time in his last game.