The Truth Behind McNabb’s Release
Reader beware, Donovan supporters. Enjoy, Donovan haters.
According to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com in Minneapolis, Donovan McNabb asked for his release in Minnesota after being dropped to 3rd on the quarterback depth chart behind the immortal Joe Webb. He had reportedly been informed that he would be dropped on the depth chart for this Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos. Recently, Donovan had been asked to run the scout team offense in practice.
I hope this puts an end to any talk of Donovan McNabb latching on to a contender with a quarterback issue and helping them win down the stretch. It's over, guys. Three teams have decided over the past three years that Donovan McNabb can't play in this league anymore. John Beck, Rex Grossman, Kevin Kolb, Christian Ponder, Joe Webb all might stink. Yet, they've all passed him on the depth charts of three different organizations. Andy Reid, Mike Shanahan, and Leslie Frazier have all decided that their franchises are better off without him.
As a Donovan McNabb supporter over the years, I wish this wasn't true. I always liked the guy. And what an end to the script it would be if Donovan could go home to Chicago and lead the Bears to a championship. Unfortunately, it's just not going to happen. Donovan can't play at a high level anymore. I'm not totally sure he's a better option than Caleb Hanie at this point.