Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Donovan McNabb to St. Louis Makes No Sense

The big news today came from the NFL owner's meeting where Andy Reid was quoted saying that his, and the Eagles', ears were open regarding trades on all quarterbacks.

Donovan McNabb has been at the center of the talks, and the general consensus of the Philadelphia fanbase is that it's time to move McNabb and move on. Which is precisely the reason why they have one of the less intelligent fan bases in the NFL.

Since the comments that Reid has made, rumors have caught on like wildfire. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that a trade with the St. Louis Rams is in the works and they have an offer on the table.

The offer is reported to be the Rams' 2nd Round Pick (33rd overall), and Free Safety O.J. Atogwe in exchange for Donovan McNabb.

"Attention patrons, be on the lookout for a highway robber on the loose in the greater St. Louis area. He is armed with a future HOF quarterback, and remains at large."

Donovan McNabb is a future Hall-of-Famer, and that deal does not even come close to compensating for a, as I said, future HOF quarterback, a Franchise quarterback and not to mention a long-standing top 10 NFL quarterback.

McNabb is on the last year of his contract, and would need to sign a contract extension should he be dealt. There is just no sense to signing an extension with the St. Louis Rams. They have been on the decline the past three years, and are in no position to compete for a Super Bowl, which is McNabb's main goal.

McNabb is also rumored to be unwilling to sign a contract extension with the Oakland Raiders or Buffalo Bills because of their lack of talent. However, McNabb is skipping down the highway, pen in hand, ready to sign an extension with a team in worse shape than either of the aforementioned franchises.

St. Louis has gone 3-13, 2-14, and 1-15 in the last three seasons.

The deal makes no sense from either side, and a source with the Rams has recently shot down the rumor. The source claims that all attention for the Rams is focused on the quarterbacks coming out in the draft, which is a whole other story.

Atogwe is also coming off a major injury, and is even having trouble getting his pay day from his own team, much less a team known for being stingy with their money in the Eagles. While McNabb may be counting down his days in Philadelphia (which is still unlikely), he's not on his way to St. Louis.

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